Boise & Garden City

Boise man with MS gets his mobility scooter back

Jon Trydahl had reported his scooter stolen on Tuesday. Nearly a week later, he said, the scooter is recovered and he was able to use it to get to work Monday.

Trydahl uses the scooter to commute to work and to get his errands done, like picking up prescriptions. Trydahl has multiple sclerosis; he lives on Patton Avenue near Mitchell Street and McMillan Road, which is about a three-mile commute from his job on the corner of Five Mile Road and Fairview Avenue.

Boise police confirmed they were investigating the theft of the red Pride GoGo scooter and that it was taken between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Sunday afternoon, the scooter reappeared.

“I got a call from somebody at work,” Trydahl said. “Her roommate found my scooter parked behind Harbor Freight Tools,” just a little ways down Fairview from Five Mile, he said.

The scooter is worth about $1,000 and was given to Trydahl by the Utah-Idaho Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Before it was recovered, Trydahl received a couple of offers to replace it.

Erin Fenner: 208-377-6207, @erinfenner