Clovis Resident Steps up After Trike was Stolen from Man with Special Needs

29-year-old Matthew Eskender (center) had his trike stolen a few weeks ago. An anonymous donor stepped up and purchased a new trike for Eskender with the help of the Clovis Police Department and Clovis Bicycle Company. (Clovis Police Department)

On the morning of December 6, 29-year-old Matthew Eskender discovered his yellow trike was missing.

The incident took place on the 100 block of Fowler Avenue near Tollhouse Road. The tricycle was secured. However someone cut the cable and lock.

Eskender has special needs and his trike was his primary source of transportation. The trike is valued at $700.

After hearing the story, an anonymous Clovis resident offered to replace the stolen trike with the help of the Clovis Police Department and Clovis Bicycle Company.

The same model yellow trike was purchased.

On Friday, December 18, Clovis PD’s Sgt. Jim Koch and Lt. James Munro presented Eskender with his new trike in the parking lot of the police department.

Eskender is thankful for the kind gesture.

“He got back a piece of his freedom today, to cruise about the city,” said Lt. Munro.

Tori Lavon
Tori Lavon is a Multimedia Journalist from Reedley, California. She received her Bachelor's in Mass Communications and Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcasting from California State University, Fresno. Currently, she is a radio intern at One Putt Broadcasting. On occasion, Tori has the opportunity to be on-air with talent. She is getting her start in media. She has a passion for reporting, photography, and videography. Tori also has a love for art; she loves to draw, paint, and does pottery on the side. One day she hopes she can be on-air talent at a radio station as well.