An elderly man is thanking his police department for replacing his stolen bike.
Eighty-nine-year-old James Pint is an active member of his Akron, Ohio neighborhood, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. He uses his bike to get around town, riding it to church and the store. He’s a U.S. Army veteran and a retired quality assurance worker at Goodyear.
Earlier this month, his bike was stolen when he parked it outside unlocked. Police officer Nathan Stuyvesant filed the report and was determined to make sure Pint got his bike back.
He worked with Elves & More of Northeast Ohio, a group that raises money to give new bikes to kids in need. Stuyvesant and police chief James Nice worked with the group to get Pint a brand new bike.
Reporter and television crews surrounded Pint as he took a ride on his new bike.
“It’s in better shape than the old one,” laughed Pint.
Police believe a juvenile stole Pint’s bike. It remains missing.