The Rusty Wheelchair is a wheelchair located at the end of a dock in Fisher's Lagoon, Red County, San Andreas. It is an easter egg, and it ties in with various myths in the game, including Leatherface.
At the end of the dock, there is an old rusty wheelchair, a reference to the horror film The Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Many myths in the game, including the Leatherface myth, centralize around this wheelchair, however, it's possible that it is just an Easter Egg.
What's strange about the wheelchair is that it shares its texture with a skip dumpster found in various places around the state. Because of this, it says "SKIP HIRE" in several places around the wheelchair. This texture duplication could be simply because game developers didn't want to make an entirely new texture for the wheelchair, and instead simply recycled a texture from the dumpster.
This pedestrian dialog can be heard in Palomino Creek:
- "Have you seen this disabled person chair moving?"
- "No, have you?"
- "Neither have I, bye-bye!"
There is also a different texture on the front wheels of the wheelchair, that showcase text, reading 12:30 PM. Many players assume that something strange happens at that time. There is another texture on the left side of the wheelchair that appears to be a traffic light with the red light on, which to the unsuspecting eye may appear to be blood. The "mystery of the chair" was never solved in the standard GTA game, and it is believed the chair doesn't carry any meaning. Although, when two members of GTA Forums have launched their own competition called GTA Treasurehunt that includes already-made Design Your Own Missions for the GTA Treasurehunt, the last mission there included solving the wheelchair mystery. The lake was filled up with rocks and stones and the dead body was floating in the middle. A mod can be done to make the Wheelchair a vehicle by replacing it with the Quad Bike's model and placing an ATV at the dock.
It also bears a resemblance to the wheelchair Johnny Sindacco is forced to travel in after the mission Fender Ketchup.
- Interestingly, the wheelchair makes metallic sounds if the player hits it. Most objects in the game do not make sounds when hit unless they are intended to be interacted with.