Virginia Beach dialysis patient on stolen moped: “I felt kind of violated”

Posted at 7:09 PM, Nov 21, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-21 19:09:01-05

Virginia Beach, Va.  - Violated is how a dialysis patient says he feels after his only form of transportation was stolen from him.

"I felt like my legs were ripped from under me, thinking ‘Why would somebody do this to me?’ " Vincent Vann said.

The 55-year-old is a dialysis patient with chronic kidney disease.

He's now stranded at his apartment and has to rely on others for a ride after he says someone stole his moped.

"For what little I have, why would somebody take that from me?" Vann added, “How could I describe it? I mean, it's just a part of my life that I need to survive."

Vann is back at square one. Five months ago, his other moped broke down. He says it was cheaper to buy another one from a friend.

But last Friday morning, Vann says he looked outside to find it wasn't there.

"When I discovered it missing, you know, I felt, I felt kind of violated," Vann described.

What Vann is most worried about is getting to his dialysis appointments three afternoons a week.

Right now he's using a medical transportation service but he says it's unreliable.

Despite his frustration, Vann surprisingly says he's praying for the thief.

"God have mercy on his soul," Vann said. "I hope they turn their life around."