Autistic Teen's Bike Stolen, Family Asks For Help

A local mother and and her autistic daughter are praying for some kind of miracle. They are hoping to get her bike back, after it was stolen.

Barbara Gould’s daughter is overcome by tears.

“I just want to see her smile again,” said Barbara Gould.

The 15-year-old autistic girl’s bike was stolen from a bike rack outside their apartment. They live at the Cypress Village Apartment Homes near Murray and Constitution in Colorado Springs.

“My grandson went out there and said, ‘Where's Cecilia's bike?’ I said what? It was just there,” said Gould.

Cecilia had her bike locked up with a key code lock. But sometime between 5:30 and 7:30 Friday morning the think the bike lock was cut, and the bike taken. Even though other bikes were also on the rack, her bike was the only one stolen.

The blue ten speed bike was special, because she got to pick it out at the Bob Telmosse’ Annual Christmas Giveaway.

“She got to pick her own bike, she was so excited,” said Gould.

It was also Cecilia’s means of independence.

“She's really emotional about things. And she was so excited that she just had her own way and she could go there she wanted to go,” said Gould.

And that was to the library to read books. She would go as much as she could.

But now she can’t.

"Please she loves her bike, she needs her bike. Please bring it back,” said Gould.

If you know anything about this crime call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP (7867).