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. 

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