VIDEO: Thief Dumps Woman On Train Floor, Steals Her Wheelchair

Phoenix police said Austin Sherbutt already had warrants when he was arrested for stealing a wheelchair on Thanksgiving.

Phoenix, AZ – A man wearing reindeer slippers on the Phoenix light rail stole a handicapped woman’s wheelchair right out from under her on Thanksgiving (video below).

The incident occurred on Nov. 29 as the train pulled into the 12th Street – Jefferson station, the New York Post reported.

Surveillance video of the incident from inside the train showed a man in a red sweatshirt get up from his seat and approach a woman in a wheelchair.

The video showed he bent over to release the brakes on the chair and then began pushing the woman toward the doors of the train.

The woman grabbed onto handrails and grab bars and tried to fight the man who was pushing her from behind, but he was too strong.

The video showed he turned the chair away from the open door and dumped the woman on the floor of the train before fleeing out the door with her wheelchair.

That’s when surveillance video from the light rail platform showed two other passengers on the train went after the man, following him out the door and stopping him from making a getaway with the chair.

The video showed the wheelchair thief escaped the good Samaritans and made a run for it down the train platform, directly at the camera that was filming him.

Police released pictures of the suspect and they quickly went viral on social media, the New York Post reported.

He was identified as 26-year-old Austin Sherbutt.

Phoenix police said Sherbutt had two outstanding warrants at the time of his arrest, and is now also facing charges for robbery, kidnapping, and assault, the New York Post reported.

The suspect was still wearing his reindeer slippers when he was arrested.

Watch the bizarre incident unfold in the video below:

Comments (21)
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sturnman22
sturnman22

Should have held court in the street and have him requiring a wheelchair when they were done with the POS!

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

If that was my mom's wheelchair he would be wearing a toe tag.

les0060
les0060

He should have his legs removed.

MFLindsey
MFLindsey

But but but his great great great great great great great great grandmother was a slave in Rome 1600 years ago. . . See how stupid that sounds. . . One application at 2000 feet per second and one social issue solved by 100 percent. . .

Marxest
Marxest

This guy is definitely a lower class of criminal.

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

What a piece of shit, he wouldn’t need a wheelchair if I saw him do it, he’d need a urn ⚱️

bryantrent
bryantrent

What a loser

Njaz
Njaz

Glad they got this heartless sicko. I cant figure out a motive.....

LEO0301
LEO0301

Meth or opioids, that is the question!

gfc1963
gfc1963

People like this should just be executed. They've had their chance at life andf blown it. Next time someone might not be as lucky as this woman.

Raymelson
Raymelson

I'm not a violet person but sometimes it's needed so my thoughts are shoot on sight or hang him in public

Stanracer
Stanracer

Bastard!!!!!!☹

widbill45acp
widbill45acp

You probably can let it get out in the local jail that this guy could hurt your mama next and someone may show the bully fairness in justice.

sanman899
sanman899

NO there is nothing wrong in this Country!!!!

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

What a f••king piece of shit loser!! He's proven he's nothing but a rabid dog, put him down!!

Leoliker
Leoliker

How about we change his name to Austin Deadbutt?

shayrae
shayrae

I had to watch this video 3 times while in shock. How many people were sitting within sight and hearing range and did NOTHING? OMG! Why?