Community Rallies Behind Autistic Boy Whose Bike Was Stolen

A neighborhood in Rockland, Massachusetts, is coming together to help a very special young man missing a very unique bike.

"I see Dillon riding his bike every day with a huge smile on his face, carrying his stuffed animals, and he's the happiest boy in the world on that bike," said neighbor Sara Rogers.

But now, 13-year-old Dillon Doyle's famous smile and bike are gone.

"When I heard it was stolen, I was heartbroken," said Rogers.

The "bike" is actually an adult tricycle, specially suited for Doyle's special needs.

Autism has limited what the boy can do.

"He can't ride a normal bike [because of] sensory issues," his mother, Jeanne Doyle, said.

But this bike transported him to a whole new world.

"The kids ride and and down the street, and they're bike riding every day, and he wanted to be a part of it," said Jeanne Doyle.

Police say the bike was taken from the family's shed in broad daylight sometime between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Authorities are still searching for the suspect and the bike.

"Bikes get stolen, things happen, but it was his whole world," said Rogers.

But already, the boy's caring community is stepping up to help.

"He's got his own little aura around him that everybody loves," said Jeanne Doyle.

Neighbors are generously donating a bike just like the one Dillon Doyle once rode.

"The fact that they all stepped up like that - my husband and I are overwhelmed," said his mother.

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