Lee’s Summit police officers surprise boy with bike he thought was too damaged to ever ride again

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LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Members of the Lee's Summit Police Officers Association surprised a young man with a bike he thought he might never ride again.

The bike was stolen about two weeks ago and when officers found it, it had been damaged and was no longer usable.

The boy was naturally disappointed.

Instead of closing the case, the officer took the bicycle and told the boy he needed it for 'evidence.' Instead, he took it to a local repair shop, where it was restored and received a complete tune-up. The officer was able to return the bike to the family, in working order.

Mom was in on the surprise. She told her son that police were processing the bike as evidence, allowing police time to get the bike fixed before they returned it to him.