A. H. (Brownie) Brown wants his manikin back.
The manikin, a "Resusci-Annie" used to teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation, was taken from the garage of Brown's Downey home on March 4. It was packed in a large case, and Brown speculates that the thief thought the case contained tools or something else that had some resale value.
"It's worth a lot to me--without it, I can't teach my CPR classes," Brown said. "But it's worthless to anybody else. They'll probably just dump it."
Brown is a retiree who volunteers as a lifesaving instructor, and the manikin was donated to him several years ago by the Santa Fe Springs Rotary Club. He said its original cost was about $750.