Phyllis Ermey found out just how generous the community can be at a time of need.
After her son’s Christmas present, an electric dirt bike, was stolen off their front porch, an anonymous donor provided Ermey with the necessary money to replace the dirt bike after a story was published in the Reporter’s Dec. 21 issue.
The present arrived in time for Ermey’s son to open it on Christmas. Ermey had saved up for months to buy a dirt bike for her son for Christmas.
“He’s been wanting a dirt bike since he was three,” she said. “He’s fascinated (with them). We felt he was old enough this year to have one.”
After the original bike was purchased online, it was delivered by FedEx Dec. 10 at around 1:30 p.m.
Ermey said she got home at around 4:30 p.m., but the bike was not there. At first she thought the delivery had been late until FexEx confirmed the delivery on Tuesday.
Ermey filed a police report, but doubts the thieves will be caught.
Her son was unaware that the bike was stolen, as Ermey told him his father’s gift had been taken when the police arrived at the house to investigate.