LIVONIA, Mich. (WXYZ) - It’s just not like 60-year-old Billy Brown not to have a smile on his face all the time.
But for the last week and a half, Billy has been heart broken. Ever since his award-winning, custom built bicycle was stolen away from him.
It happened July 23 as the bike was parked in front of Al Petri And Son’s Bicycle Center in Lincoln Park.
But then something magical happened.
Lincoln Park City Councilwoman Tracy Bush started a huge fund raising effort to buy Billy a brand new bike.
And last night, right in the middle of the Billy Brown Summer Concert Series at Memorial Park, named after Billy himself, a new bike was awarded to the 60-year-old.
In front of hundred’s of concert goers, Councilwoman Bush presented Billy with a new $800, custom-designed Electra Cruiser bicycle.
Complete with special “Batmobile Headlights”, a special racing saddle, custom mud flaps and Billy’s favorite part-- a genuine Cadillac hood ornament and the Cadillac logo.
Billy could hardly believe it.
“I had tears in my eyes, it was making me cry, it meant so much… I love it”, Billy says.
As Billy’s brother Daniel puts it: This is what you call real karma.
For a guy who’s done nothing but help people all his life, this was poetic justice on two wheels.
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