Video: Calif. police surprise wheelchair-bound boy with mini police car
The 5-year-old’s mother said he wanted to be an officer for Halloween — just like dad
By Police1 Staff
ONTARIO, Calif. — Two officers from the Ontario Police Department made a local boy’s dreams come true — just in time for Halloween.
Brayden Dieringer, 5, was diagnosed with Perthes disease in 2015 and is temporarily in a wheelchair due to surgery, NBC7 reported.
Regina, Brayden’s mother, told the station that last Halloween the boy was pulled in a wagon from house to house, but he got discouraged after a few stops and didn’t want to trick or treat anymore.
"This year I wanted to make it fun for him," Regina said.
After two officers from the Ontario Department and a civilian got wind of the situation, they built a mini police car for Brayden out of cardboard and wood.
His mother said he was “over the moon” when officers surprised him Tuesday night.
The boy wants to be a police officer for Halloween — just like his dad. Brayden’s father is a sergeant with the Buena Park Police Department.
The car can be placed around his wheelchair, and the hood was filled with candy, according to the report.