Porch Pirate Steals Chemo Medication From Boy With Cancer, Family Says

LAS VEGAS — A porch pirate is accused of stealing chemotherapy-related medicine meant for a 14-year-old boy who has been battling cancer since he was only 6 months old.

According to KLAS-TV, Gage Haynes takes eight Rydapt pills a day.

He has a rare form of cancer called Systemic Mastocytosis, which is more often found in adults.

In the middle of the afternoon last week, a man -- who had an orange in one hand and a soda can in the other -- stole two packages from the family's front door in Las Vegas, the family told the CBS affiliate.

The family says the medication costs them $40,000 a month.

Make it easy to keep up-to-date with more stories like this. Download the 10 News app now.

Have a news tip? Email tips@wtsp.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter feed.

Source : https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/nation-world/porch-pirate-steals-chemo-medication-from-boy-with-cancer/67-90262e12-af90-4a4b-b8c2-faf730bf7295

Porch pirate steals chemo medication from boy with cancer, family says
Porch pirate steals 14-year-old boy’s chemotherapy medicine
Porch pirate steals boy's rare cancer medication
Nevada porch pirate nonchalantly steals 14-year-old cancer patient's life-saving $40,000 chemotherapy medicine in daylight doorstep robbery
VIDEO: Porch pirate steals $40,000 worth of boy's chemo meds
Porch pirate steals vital chemo medication for 14-year-old boy
Video: Porch pirate steals 14-year-old boy's chemotherapy medicine
Porch pirate steals boy's chemotherapy medicine
Video: Porch pirate suspect steals boy's chemotherapy medicine