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UPDATE: Stolen wheelchair found abandoned, returned to owner

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Jim Mace's wheelchair was found and returned to him on Sunday Jim Mace's wheelchair was found and returned to him on Sunday
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An expensive custom wheelchair stolen from a Spokane man last week has been found and returned.

Last week, KHQ brought you the story of Jim Mace's stolen wheelchair after a viewer messaged us about it on our Facebook page. 

Mace has been paralyzed for the last 20 years from the chest down after a rock climbing accident and has been in an electric wheelchair ever since. Two years ago, Mace bought a $12,000 wheelchair with tracks that allowed him to go hunting and shoot his rifle. 

The Spokane County Sheriff's Office told KHQ they found the wheelchair abandoned Sunday morning in Bidwell Park in north Spokane County. Deputies say they returned the chair to Mace, however no suspects have been arrested. 

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