Police: Wheelchair ramp stolen from Ohio woman's home; company offers to replace it for free

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say they're looking for thieves who stole a wheelchair ramp from a woman's home, and a local business is offering to replace it with a free upgrade.

Thirty-four-year-old Cordelia Simpson says she discovered Thursday morning that someone had stolen the 10-foot wooden ramp leading from the porch to the sidewalk at her rental home in Elyria (eh-LEER'-ee-uh).

Simpson suffers from bone deterioration and weakness in her legs. She can walk short distances but uses an electric wheelchair for longer ones.

John Wright of American Ramp Services in North Olmsted said Saturday that he would replace the stolen ramp with a $4,000 steel one. He says he couldn't stand the thought of Simpson being confined to her house over Memorial Day weekend.