You would think that were your bike going missing, it’s the kind of thing you would notice, right? Especially when the bike is a red, $22,000 Harley-Davidson Road Glide. There’s a sad owner out there who’s short 20 grands and doesn’t have a bike to show for it because the police just pulled a Road Glide out of a canal and it’s the weirdest thing you’ll see today.
While a few mob jokes come to mind looking at this story, the circumstances of this story are actually bizarre. The police in Gulf Shores, Alabama found a sunken vessel in the Intercoastal Canal except this one isn’t a Spanish galleon filled with lost treasures—unless the rig itself is considered the treasure. In fact, an orange H-D Road Glide was dug out from the bottom of the canal.
The ride has been sitting in the water of a little while, at least long enough to end up covered in mud. Wait, it gets weirder: the VIN has been tampered with, which makes the bike unidentifiable. Whoever dumped the bike apparently didn’t want to be found. The police are trying to find the owner of the pretty expensive bike and at this point, if the Sopranos and Fargo have taught us anything, we hope this is only a really, really expensive prank.
Bitter ex? Terrible prankster friends you shouldn’t hang out with anymore? The ex’s new boyfriend? Or maybe just an owner miffed at Harley for wanting to send part of its production abroad? Your guess is as good as ours when it comes to figuring out the line of events that lead to the Road Glide finding its resting place at the bottom of the water. At this point, if the owner is indeed found, it could be as expensive to restore the bike than it will be to buy a new one so hopefully, that person has a good insurance.