SPOKANE, Wash. -- A Spokane man lost his wheels this week.
KREM 2 first met Kicho Forrest last Thanksgiving. He and his children wrapped up meals and handed them out to those without a holiday feast. Forrest woke up Wednesday morning to find his Ford Escort gone. He used it to get to gigs on the weekends to make ends meet.
Now, he’s wondering how to get around town.
“My daughter came into my room and says, ‘Dad, where’s the car at?’ I looked at her and knew right then it was stolen. Every vehicle I own’s been stolen.”
Last year, his motorcycle and pickup disappeared. Police found them days later, dismantled in an alley. His brother stepped up after that incident and bough him a bright red ride.
“A day after Christmas, my brother came in my office and handed me the key. He said ‘Merry Christmas.’”
It was good on the gas, since he couldn’t afford to fill up or fix the truck, a vehicle he used to do good deeds. This past Thanksgiving, specifically, Forrest piled his kids in the car to hand out a feast to Spokane’s homeless.
He knows it’s just a car, but he relied on it for those good deeds and to survive.
“I needed it to get around easy, to go to Austin’s choir concerts, pick them up from school and take the kids places.”
Forrest hopes to find a new car soon, so he can keep working and providing for his family.
“It’s my job every weekend. I have to have that stuff. It just makes me sick.”
The 1993 red Ford Escort’s paint is peeling off the hood. The Washington license plate number is ABL9072.