SLIDELL, LA (WVUE) - The Slidell Police Department shared the moment 12-year-old Adara, a special needs girl, was reunited with her custom made tricycle that was stolen earlier this week.
The custom made tricycle was reported stolen Sunday morning after Adara's father realized it had been stolen from a storage unit while he was preparing for a family camping trip.
After seeing reports of the theft, Slidell police say there was an outpouring of support from the community and many people and businesses offered to donate money to help replace the stolen bike.
The bike was returned Monday morning by a citizen who was able to convince the thief to give up the bike.
When the bike was returned, a personalized license plate with the name "Adara" on it and a flag were missing from it. Slidell Police shared on the department's Facebook page that a 9-year-old boy and a 10-year-old girl donated a new flag and license plate for Adara's bike.
Adara was reunited with her custom tricycle Friday after the family returned from their family camping trip. The police department shared video from the reunion on the Facebook page.
The Slidell Police Department thanked the community for their help in the reunion.