Robert Butter's bike is found

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES (KPLC) -UPDATE: Wednesday morning Lake Charles police were able to recover Robert Butter's stolen bike. Robert said he was ecstatic when he heard the good news.

"It made me feel a hole lot better," said Robert Butter.

Just moments after the story aired of his bike being stolen, the emails and calls started flooding in. Many wanted to donate money. Others asked to donate a bike. Even though Robert was able to get his bike back he still wanted to tell the community thank you for all of the support.

"May God bless them, and thank you very much, from the bottom of my heart," said Robert Butter.


Tuesday morning Robert Butter, who is mentally challenged, found himself without his most prized possession, his bike. It is his only means of transportation, and now he wants it back.

"I get out there and ride it around the complex. I go to the store sometimes, like Market Basket or Kroger, and stuff like that," said Robert Butter.

Like most mornings, Robert put his bike outside, and then stepped back in for some coffee. When he returned the bike was gone.

"I thought it was a joke," said Robert.

But, sadly it was no joke. Robert's bike had been stolen. Ginger Kibodeaux, who manages the Louie St. apartments for the mentally challenged, said she was shocked when she heard the news.

"When someone comes and takes something like this, they just don't realize what they've done. Surely they can't realize it," said Ginger Kibodeaux.

Robert said it is more than just a bike to him, it is  his only means of transportation. Without it, he said he gets sad.

"That bike meant the world to me. I don't know who has it, but I wish they would bring it back. It would mean a lot to me," said Robert.

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