Moorhead woman with disability has video of a thief stealing special bike

MOORHEAD — A local woman is looking for help in finding the people responsible for stealing a 3-wheeled bike from her front yard. The bike was locked, and a high-quality video shows the person cutting the cable.

While Moorhead police were able to recover the bike Tuesday, Sept. 8, it was found damaged and spray painted.

The owner, BryAnn Church, first discovered the bike was gone when she came out of the house on Labor Day.

"I looked at my cameras, and I saw the footage," Church said.

Luck was on Church's side, as she had recently bought and installed high-end security cameras. The video is remarkable, considering it is the middle of the night. The footage shows two people lurking near the house. Then one walked up to the 3-wheeled bike.


"He walked up to it and pulled a cutter from underneath his shirt, cut my lock and rode off in my pink 3-wheeled bike," Church said.

The bike is her primary way of getting around. Church suffered a stroke shortly after she was born. The stroke paralyzed the left side of her body, leaving her with a lifetime of issues.

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If you have any information on the specially-modified bike, you are asked to call the Moorhead Police Department. Submitted photo

"A unique feature (of the bike) is since I cannot use my left side, the brakes were moved to the right-handed handlebar," Church described.

The Moorhead Police Department is looking into the case, and social media is on board.

If you have any information on the thieves, you are asked to contact the Moorhead Police Department.

Kevin Wallevand has been a Reporter at WDAY-TV since 1983. He is a native of Vining, Minnesota in Otter Tail County. His series and documentary work have brought him to Africa, Vietnam, Haiti, Kosovo, South America, Mongolia, Juarez,Mexico and the Middle East. He is an multiple Emmy and national Edward R. Murrow award recipient.

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