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Thieves steal amputee's car

Posted at 8:17 AM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-10 13:14:02-04

The bus stop near Russell Road and Hualapai Way is only about a mile away from Zach's house. But it takes him 45 minutes to walk there without his car.

Zach Bennett says after he performed at his last comedy show, he walked back out to his car, it was gone.

"It's just one of those things in life you just gotta get through," says Zach.  

The comedian, who had his leg amputated, does standup around Las Vegas and performs at gigs and open mic nights whenever he can. His vehicle is crucial to getting to those performances.

Zach drives just the same as anybody with two legs. He shifts his leg between the brake and the gas pedal. But now, he's forced to rely on walking with crutches and public transportation to get where he needs to go.

"It's really nice to be able to have busses at my disposal and family to help me," he said. "But at the same time you don't want to have to rely on that to get around."

Inside the car was expensive medical supplies he needs on a daily basis. He also had something irreplaceable - his joke book where he writes down all his ideas for performances.

"They might not have all been home runs, but there were definitely some good things I miss in there," said Zach.

His car is a 2012 red Honda Civic with Kentucky license plates. If you would like to donate to his GoFundMe page, click here.