A disabled veteran is speaking out after someone stole his only means of transportation.
George Mullins drove his scooter to the Family Dollar last weekend to pick up some household items and that's when someone stole it while he was inside shopping.
"It's a hurting feeling when someone takes something from you,” said Mullins.
Mullins is still trying to understand why someone would take the one of the few things he can't live without. The Family Dollar where the scooter was stolen from is in the 3200 block of Williamson Road, which is near Happy's Flea Market.
"If I walk a lot my blood pressure sky rockets and I just recuperated from two stokes,” he said.
Mullins has developed a health condition that makes him have seizures if he spends too much time on his feet. The 54-year-old Army veteran said he needs his scooter to get around.
Mullins was in the store for about 30 minutes at most. He said he still can’t believe someone would take it in broad daylight.
"I never thought somebody would take a scooter,” he said. “But I guess that's the society we live in."
He said he was confused and hurt when he walked outside and saw no sign of his scooter, which he said is hard to miss.
"It was decked out with veterans and I know a lot of people don't like this but it had the Cowboys on there."
Mullins said the Salem VA Medical Center gave him the scooter about a year ago and allowed him to pick the color. He chose blue for not only his love of the Dallas Cowboys, but for his country as well. He also put an Army veteran flag on the back of it.
"It's a handicap,” he said. “That was the key thing. It's a handicapped scooter. I mean, I don't know. People just don't have no morals no more."
The Roanoke City Police Department is investigating Mullins' case.
If you have any information, call the Roanoke Valley Crime Line at 540-344-8500. The case number is 14-076879.