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January 18, 2003

Goodwill buys man new bike after clerk accidentally sells his

From: WOOD-TV, MI - 18 Jan 2003

(Owosso-AP, January 18, 2003, 6:35 p.m.) Goodwill has bought a new bike for a man whose prized 1958 Schwinn was sold by one of their employees. Rodney Pruitt had parked the bicycle outside the store on December 18th before going in to shop. A clerk at the store east of Owosso sold it for less than $5. The bike was the only form of transportation for the 38-year-old, who is blind in one eye and deaf without his hearing aid.

Goodwill settled the matter by purchasing the new bike for $138. Pruitt says he'll reimburse the store if someone returns his bike. The owner of an Owosso bicycle shop says Pruitt's old bike was worth about $200.

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