Thief Caught on Camera Taking Treadmill Meant for Man Battling Cancer

Per a Fox 4 KC report, a Raytown, MO man caught a thief on camera taking a treadmill meant for his father battling cancer.

In the surveillance video, a woman in a hoodie runs up to the house and takes a package from the porch, not noticing the camera “in plain sight.”

In the package was a 66-pound treadmill meant for Matt Elwonger’s dad, who is battling bladder cancer and his doctor wants him to stay active.

Elwonger posted the surveillance footage to Facebook and the video was shared over 30,000 times.

“I worked really hard to get that for my dad,” Elwonger told Fox 4 KC. “My brother even — a joint present from me and my brother. We all worked really hard to get it.”

People on Facebook reached out to Elwonger and offered him their gym equipment.

Someone later recognized the box in the street from the video, dropped it off at the nearby FedEx and messaged Elwonger.

Fortunately for Elwonger, the thief ditched the box after she opened it, realizing it was a treadmill.

“She opened it, and it wasn’t what she wanted so she just threw it out in the street,” he said.

Elwonger picked the treadmill up Wednesday and assembled it to give to his father for Christmas.

He reportedly filed a police, but the woman has not yet been identified.

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