Suspects arrested, accused of stealing handicap accessible van

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NORMAN, Okla. - A bizarre story out of Norman, with two people arrested, possibly tied to a number of crimes, including stealing a handicap accessible van.

For the Hanna family, their old Ford is more than a van, it's a lifeline. It's also the only way 14-year-old Christian gets around.

Christian Hanna has muscular dystrophy, and the van is one of his main modes of transportation.

So imagine the Hanna's dismay, when that van disappeared late last week.

"I was actually leaving in the morning, backing out of the driveway, and noticed that the van wasn't there," said Chris Hanna, Christian's dad. "At first I was pretty upset but, then again I mean obviously these people are troubled."

Norman police were quick on the case. All officers were alerted to keep an eye out for the missing Ford.

Before long, it had been spotted, around the corner off Hal Muldrow Drive.

"They called me, said it was at an apartment complex here in Norman, and I met them there," explained Hanna.

But Chris and police weren't alone at the complex. Oddly enough, police had their suspects in a matter of minutes.

"I guess the perpetrators actually drove by at the time, and police arrested them," said Hanna.

Police say two people were arrested, but their names have not been released.

Those suspects were also reportedly linked to not only the stolen van, but another stolen vehicle nearby.

According to police, a number of items were found inside the vehicles, that may be linked to other burglaries.

"Norman PD did a really good job," said Hanna. "They did a great job keeping me informed, and staying there with me."

Thanks to alert officer, the Hanna's have their van, and Christian can once again get to where he needs to go.

Chris tells NewsChannel 4 he doesn't necessarily want the suspects charged, and booked into jail, he's just happy if they learn a lesson.

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