ST. PETERSBURG — Richard Griffin has a new set of wheels.
After the 94-year-old's motorized tricycle was stolen July 18 while he shopped at the CVS on 6th Street S, Griffin was left without a way to get around. But thanks to the generous people around Tampa Bay, Griffin .was presented with a new tricycle Thursday afternoon, outside the same CVS it was stolen from.
The St. Petersburg Police Department asked the public to help find the stolen trike. In the process, they were flooded with donations to help Griffin. Suncoast Law Enforcement Charities received 43 checks, totaling $2445 between July 27 and August 2. Donations ranged from $5 to $500.
Attorney Kevin Hayslett capped off the donations and ordered a new tricycle for Mr. Griffin.
At CVS Thursday, St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway and Attorney Hayslett presented Griffin with the new bike, registration and a bike lock, so this time, no one can take it from him. He was also given a $100 CVS gift card.
The investigation into the theft is still underway, but Griffin can roll on.