A man from Donna said police in Alamo confiscated his wife’s mobility cart after buying the item from a man on Facebook.
Felix Daniel Garcia said he was looking for a mobility cart for his wife following recent foot surgery.
Garcia said he found a man selling one on Facebook and on March 14 surveillance video shows him leaving Jesus Peña’s belongings with the cart in the bed of his truck.
The next day, while racing at the Alamo, Garcia said a police officer stopped him and confiscated the cart.
“He said, ‘I have to take the cart because you don’t have anything to prove you bought it and it looks like the ones from HEB,” ”Garcia said.
He said the officer told him that Alamo PD would return the cart once he could show proof that he bought it.
Garcia said he returned to the business where Peña gave him a bill of sale and explained that the mobility carts his business was selling came from auctions from different stores, including HEB.
However, when Garcia went to the police station with proof of purchase, he said the police informed him that he would not be picking up the cart at this time.
Alamo Police Chief Richard Ozuna said officers were working to verify that the cart was purchased and not stolen, but the process took some time.
Garcia said he heard from Alamo police giving him the go-ahead to retrieve his mobility cart.