Thief swipes 85-year-old NC woman’s tricycle – last gift from husband

Roseanne Horowitz, 85, seen here with her niece visiting from New York, said the trike was the last gift she received from her late husband, Jerry. They were married for 62 years. (WTVD)

RALEIGH, N.C. — She can get around on her motorized scooter, but Roseanne Horowitz would much prefer her beloved tricycle.

Horowitz, 85, told WTVD the trike was the last gift she received from her late husband, Jerry. They were married for 62 years.

“I’m not getting a new trike,” Horowitz said. “What’s the point? This is like someone invaded and took away something so meaningful.”

Horowitz’s son, Steven, explained that the trike was stored and chain-locked around a post in a covered carport outside his mother’s residence, Brookdale Senior Living, in Raleigh.

When Steven came to visit earlier this week, he found the chain snapped and the tricycle gone.

The family has filed a police report, and Brookdale managers said that they are willing to offer whatever help and support the family needs. Horowitz says she was told Brookdale has security cameras, but not directed at the carports.