Boy's Dirt Bike Breaks Down Same Day of Purchase
UPDATE (6/24): The company has given 8-year-old Michael Rodriguez a full refund.
WESLACO – An 8-year-old boy’s birthday is ruined after he saved $500 for a new bike that broke the same day.
Michael Rodriguez says he worked outside to raise money for a mini dirt bike from Toy Express.
"I bought it with my own money and that same day, my birthday, it didn't start working; I only got to use it one time,” says Michael.
His mother, Gladys Briones, says she went to Toy Express to get answers but had no choice but to buy a new part for the bike and have the employees work on it.
"I don't think it’s fair that I have to be paying for parts for a new bike," she says.
Again, the bike didn’t last; now the manager won’t speak to her.
CHANNEL 5 NEWS reached out to the manager of Toy Express.
The manager says if Briones brings the bike back in, they’ll work on it for free and even give Michael a free training lesson.
Briones plans on taking the store up on their offer.
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