Car stolen from hospital patient recovered, family offering reward
MILWAUKEE - The car stolen from a stroke victim that was stolen earlier this week has been recovered, according to Milwaukee Police. The theft happened at St. Luke's Hospital.
According to Tony Vodnik, he was picking up his wife Jeanie, who had spent the past two months hospitalized. He'd just loaded his wife's belongings into the car and had turned to bring in gifts for her nursing staff when someone jumped in the car and sped off.
According to Sgt. Mark Stanmeyer with Milwaukee Police, a parking checker found the car in the 3200 block of W. Juneau shortly after 5 a.m. on Wednesday.
However, according to Vodnik, the car was returned without many of the sentimental items. He told TODAY'S TMJ4's Keller Russell that those items included a photograph book of well wishes from her
grandkids and a giant stuffed animal from her husband that she's had since the 80s that she has had by her bedside through her recovery. The family is offering a $1,000 reward for the return of the items.