Posts Tagged ‘Scooter Store’

FBI Launches Attack On The Scooter Store With No Cost To You

February 22, 2013

Approximately 150 federal and state law enforcement agents launched a massive raid on one of the biggest perpetrators of government fraud in America: The Scooter Store. Yes, that’s right. The nation’s largest provider of single-person electric vehicles and power chairs is the target of a federal investigation, probably because many of the people who ride around their “personal mobility devices” don’t actually need them. FBI agents would not provide details on any crimes or possible charges behind the search warrant, but 1,200 employees of the company were escorted from the headquarters in New Braunfels, Texas.

Employees escorted from the Scooter Store headquarters.

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Eye View Weekend,The General Lee Takes First Place in Scooter Store 5000

June 24, 2010

Medical wheel chairs  have gone upscale  in the Bay Area.  So much so that one of the “hot” places to be this past  weekend in the first ever Scooter Store 5000 wheel chair Expo. 

It’s the Indy 500 and BarrettJackson Auction of medi- wheelchair show.

For two days hundreds of people plunked down $60 and packed the Medical Clinic  on Harrison to learn everything about the new high tech wheelchairs. 

The highlight of the weekend is the Stephen Hawkins  Wheelchair Award. A group of elite judges put their heads together pick the best medi-rides from chop shops around the Bay Area.  Yes, personal test drives were involved. The two top winners were “ The Buttanator” and the General Lee sponsored by the Scooter Stores of San Francisco.

The expo brought together experts, designers, advocates and patients who featured seminars for design and manufacture  hosted by the big names in the medi-appliance scene.  Past and current wheel chair  aficionados have included Stephen Hawkins, Teddy Pendergrass, Christopher Reeves, Itzhak Perlman, Robert T Ironside,  FDR, and paraolympic wheelchair basketball team.