North End

'A little part of me became a little more disabled'

'A little part of me became a little more disabled'
Mike McCully and his son, Isaac

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - Mike McCully woke up Monday morning to discover his special hand cycle was missing from his house in the North End of Boise.

McCully is paraplegic and the bike is specially made to be pedaled using his arms.

He says he realized the bike had been stolen and called the police, but fully expected to never see it again.

"I realized a little part of me became a little more disabled," McCully says. "Someone had stolen not only my bike, but the ability to do some recreation activities with my family, my kids, and my friends."

He says hand cycles like his cost between $4,000-$6,000 and didn't know how long it would take to replace it.

"Right away the community rallied around us and was ready to help find a replacement," he says.

He called KBOI 2News Tuesday afternoon to see if we could help find the bike, and we sent a crew to get the story.

But a funny thing happened while we were on the way to McCully's house.

He says a pickup truck from the City of Boise pulled up to his house.

And dropped off his bike.

Apparently, neighbors had noticed the hand cycle in some bushes and called police to report it.

McCully thinks it was probably taken by someone who quickly realized it was not designed for them to use and then ditched it.

It doesn't really matter to him, though.

"I didn't realize how much it meant to me until it was gone.  But it's back!"