Stolen Bike is Replaced With the Help of a Few Good Malden Men
Submitted by the City of Malden
Last week, Mayor Gary Christenson attended the Malden High School Adventures & Academics Program (MAAP) Presentation and at the conclusion of the program, Director Pat Laidley shared some distressing news with the Mayor. One of her students, Deyshawn Boucicault, who is entering 9th grade in September, had his bike stolen the day before and Pat wondered if the Mayor knew of any way to help Deyshawn get a second-hand bike. Particularly troubling was the fact that the bike was Deyshawn’s only mode of transportation.
Mayor Christenson immediately reached out to Captain Glenn Cronin since the Police Department often has used bikes on hand. Unfortunately, there were no bikes available, but Captain Cronin offered to make some calls. When called upon, longtime Malden resident Tom DiCato didn’t hesitate and immediately purchased a brand new Schwinn Mountain Bike and Kevlar Lock for Deyshawn.
The Mayor invited Deyshawn to his office under the pretense of discussing the MAAP Program and surprised him with the brand new bike! Deyshawn was both surprised and thrilled with his new bike.
“This was an opportunity to help a teen who was a victim of burglary,” said Mayor Christenson. “I commend Tom DiCato for his generosity and for immediately offering his assistance. Another fine example of how our community comes together to help those in need.”