October 24, 2020

Disabled man’s bicycle stolen in downtown St. Petersburg

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) – Max Sterns and his dad Jeffrey have experienced a range of emotions in the past 24-hours ranging from disappointment and sadness to anger.

Sometime yesterday, a thief stole Max’s bike from the bike rack in front of the downtown Hyatt in St. Petersburg, where he had it locked with a cable.

Max is 20-years old and has a number of ailments including autism and mild cerebral palsey. He can walk, but not very far. The bicycle was his main mode of transporation.

“Heartbroken, shocked. That a bike can be taken away in this city,” said Max. “This bike is my freedom, you know? And, actually, it’s my only way of getting around. And I really take it out every day and I love it.”

Max, his dad and stepmom have been staying at the hotel for the past several days since the birth of his

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