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Lawn mower stolen from Hominy man working to pay wife's medical bills

Posted at 10:02 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-02 23:12:33-04

HOMINY, Okla. -- A Hominy man says a thief stole his lawn mower and trailer from his front yard, which he uses to help pay for his wife's medical treatment.

He may be 75-years-old, but Frank Hudson isn't afraid to pull more than his weight.

"Six days a week I’m cutting a yard somewhere," said Frank Hudson, who lives in Hominy.

After working at the city cemetery, he comes home in Hominy where the work doesn't stop. He helps several of his neighbors mow their yards.

"He’d do anything for anybody, he does all kinds of stuff around town," said Amanda Smith, who also lives in Hominy.

Some of the work he does for free, but other times he gets paid to mow lawns. The money goes to help pay for his wife's cancer treatment.

"It just helps, not trying to get rich, just pay the bills," said Hudson.

When Frank went to get his lawn mower off the trailer on Monday, it was gone.

"You can see the tracks right there where they pulled the lawn mower through," said Hudson.

Frank estimates the cost of his lawn mower and trailer to be near $5,000.

"How could somebody do it to him? There’s a lot of other people, but not him," said Smith.

Not only does Frank spend his free time mowing his neighbors lawns, he also comes out into the community and cuts the grass at his church, community center, and other spots around town.

"It’s just a sad day when you can’t leave stuff in your yard without somebody coming and getting it, especially when it’s helping the whole community, not just myself," said Hudson.

In this small town, friends and neighbors are already working to get Frank a new lawn mower, hoping to give back to the man who gives so much.

"That’s what God wants me to do, I think he put me here to be a helper," said Hudson.

Friends set up a Go Fund Me account for Frank. He says if he gets a used one from a friend, he'll use the donated money to get insurance on the equipment.

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