Mom asking for help after ex took her van for disabled son

AVONDALE, Ariz. (FOX 10) -- An Avondale mom is reaching out for help, after she says her former boyfriend borrowed her van days ago, and never brought it back.

The van is no ordinary van, but a special van designed for her disabled son. It was donated by the Knights of Columbus-- Catholic Diocese of Phoenix. It belongs to Tanisha Rodriguez, a single mom who raises her disabled son, 17 year-old Xavier. The specially-outfitted 2006 Chrysler Town and Country van is how they get around. until Rodriguez says her former boyfriend drove off in it.

Rodriguez hasn't seen her ex-boyfriend or her van since.

"Saturday, he went six in the morning. It was really cold outside, he asked if he -- he said he was going to take his children home to his mother, because he had to work and run a few errands that day," said Rodriguez. "He dropped his children off, and was never seen or heard from again, in my van."

Avondale Police are looking into the case.

"At the time, we didn't know if it was stolen or borrowed," said Officer Ray Emmett with Avondale Police. "It is under investigation. We are trying to determine what is going on."

Rodriguez says she desperately needs her van.

"I would tell him please, just bring the van back," said Rodriguez. "I don't want anything else. Just want it for my son. Go on about your day. Just bring the van back."

Anyone with information should call Avondale Police.