Heroes Come to the Rescue After Autistic Boy’s iPad Is Stolen from Him

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Every once in a while, justice is served after bad things happen, and this story is one of those instances.

Shane Cortese is a Kiwi actor who has a 10-year-old son on the autism spectrum named Kees. Just recently, Kees’ iPad was stolen when he and his father were riding a train.

“At Middlemore two men and a woman got on the train and sat around us and acted very intimidatingly to both me and my 10-year-old,” Cortese recounted.

Then these people—gang members—stole the iPad from the boy, leaving him panicked and crying.

However, justice was served in the end; police recovered the iPad from the crooks and were able to return it to its rightful owner on Thursday.

Facebook/Counties Manukau Police

Facebook/Counties Manukau Police

Needless to say, the little boy is happy to be back with his iPad.

“Sometimes the most rewarding part of the job is putting a smile back on the faces of victims,” the police wrote in a Facebook post about the incident.

In addition to getting his iPad back, Kees also got to take a tour of the police station.

A big “thank you” to the police for working on this case and recovering the stolen iPad!

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A. Stout received a Bachelor of Arts in Writing through Grand Valley State University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2015. In addition to being a passionate autism advocate, she is a member of various fandoms, a study abroad alumna, and an animal lover. She dreams of publishing novels and traveling all over the world someday.