Heartless: Man Can’t Leave Home After Jeep Stolen

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CLEVELAND-- A Cleveland family is looking for their Jeep which was taken right in front of their home on West 104th Street on Saturday morning.

The Jeep was more than just a means of transportation; it's the way of life for a veteran.

John Halfacre has been through a lot. "Very difficult story," said his wife, Lisa.

Halfacre, now 51, served in the United States Coast Guard in the mid 80s. He's suffered through several back injuries, including undergoing spinal surgery on Feb. 6.

"February 10th, the VA had installed the lift on the back of our vehicle, gave him a scooter because he can't walk long distances," Lisa said.

The vehicle is a 1997 Jeep Cherokee Country in mint condition.

"It's dark green, solid dark green, has a luggage rack on the top and the lift on the back," said Lisa.

The Halfacres got the Jeep in August and in February Lisa had a lift put on the back of it for her husband. On Saturday morning, when she woke up, the Jeep and the lift were gone.

"A neighbor of mine said they seen it pull away, go south on 104th and turn left,” said Lisa. “There was a vehicle behind it. He thought I was in a hurry, that there was an emergency and I was on my way somewhere."

"Doors were locked, I always make sure my doors are locked," she said.

The lift is valued at over $2,000. Without it, John is homebound.

"This is his only means to get around,” said Lisa. “I mean he cannot walk more than 500 feet before his legs give out and he falls to the ground."

Now Lisa hopes whoever took the Jeep will simply return it.

"I want my car back so I can get my husband back and forth to doctor’s appointments just so he can enjoy things again. He can't go anywhere without his scooter and without that vehicle, I don't have the lift to take the scooter anywhere," she said.

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