Getting around is a challenge for 66 year old Patricia Slaughter. She has a host of health problems and can only walk short distances.
She had a motorized wheelchair to get around -- that was until Sunday evening. She was on her way to church in the 700 block of South Peak Street in the Fair Park area of Dallas when two men in a van came up to her and struck up a conversation.
"He told me I will give you $100 to spend the night with you. I said I don't know what you think but I don't do that. I'm almost 70 years old", Slaughter said.
Slaughter says the men then threw her out of the chair onto the ground and one of them put his foot on her stomach to hold her down.
"He said just lay there old lady you can't do nothing. And they picked up the chair and threw it in the back of the van and took off", Slaughter said.
Not only did they take the chair, they also stole what jewelry she had on and her purse.
"They took every dime I have to live on until the first", Slaughter said.
We checked with a wheelchair dealer and found thefts like this are common. The chairs can cost several hundred dollars up to several thousand dollars. The crooks try to re-sell them for quick cash.
Slaughter now uses a cane and says she's confined to her home until she gets another chair. She also had these words for the men who attacked her.
"I would say yes, I want you punished but I've got to find it in my heart to forgive you", she said.