Boy's Dirt Bike Breaks Down Same Day of Purchase

1 year 10 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, June 20 2019 Jun 20, 2019 June 20, 2019 5:23 PM June 20, 2019 in News - 5 On Your Side

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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