“Low-life scum,” as paraplegic Zac Barrett described them, stole his special Holden Commodore outfitted with controls to help him drive while confined to a wheelchair. The Commodore was approaching its modification date to add new hand controls to also help Barrett drive on his own.
The Canberra Times reported on Monday that Barrett believes the theft was planned ahead of time. A key to his Commodore was left inside his friend’s car, which the thieves broke into to gain access to his Holden. “They would have had to be watching me the whole time to know that,” he said.
“They’re just low life scum, it shows you can’t really teach stupid. Watching a wheelchair user’s house to steal their car, really?”
Barrett was confined to a wheelchair following a motorcycle accident in 2014, but he’s confident he’ll get his Commodore back. The blue VE Commodore Sportwagon has been spotted numerous times locally so far. Canberra locals are urged to contact police if they spot the vehicle.