LI company donates scooter to veteran

CENTRAL ISLIP - A disabled veteran whose scooter was stolen is no longer stranded, thanks to the generosity of strangers.Police say a scooter belonging to Tom Cammarata, a disabled Army veteran, was stolen from his front lawn on Bushwick Avenue in Central Islip sometime Sunday between 1 and 7 p.m. The 59-year-old victim uses his scooter, valued at $1,800, to travel to a bus stop, where he takes a bus to volunteer at the Northport Veterans Affairs Medical Center. News 12 Long Island aired a version of this story this morning. Within minutes, Port Washington-based Drive Medical called, offering to help. The company offered Cammarata a brand new scooter, but he says he's just going to borrow it until the Veteran's Administration gets him a replacement. The new scooter will be delivered tomorrow morning.Suffolk County Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-220-TIPS. For more on this story, click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612.

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