COLORADO SPRINGS — A motorcycle stolen from the Memorial Hospital Central parking lot now returned to its owner.
This is an update to a story FOX21 News published last week, on Wednesday.
Josh Perry, an emergency services pharmacist at Colorado Springs, had his motorcycle stolen from the hospital parking lot during the early morning hours on Labor Day.
He got off from his shift at 2 a.m. and his bike was not in the spot where he left it. The bike is a 2003 Harley Davidson. Perry said it’s a 100-year anniversary bike with custom tailpipes and saddlebags.
Perry said this bike has a lot of emotional meaning and with a newborn in the house and two young kids, he hoped the bike will make it home.
On Friday, Mary Martell was stopping by her mom’s house at the Dale Street Apartments and saw a bike that looked like the one in our news story.
She said she checked facebook, verified the license plate and called police.
“Holy cow! No way! This cannot be, this bike that was stolen from this gentleman a the hospital,” said Martell. “He was out there working for his family, for somebody to do this, I don’t understand it.”
Police told Perry it was in the impound lot and FOX21 was there when he picked it up Monday afternoon.
“That kind of morality needs to be spotlighted. For someone to go out of their way and do something like that. Just it shows everybody there are still good things happening around here,” Perry said.
A jacket and chaps were taken from the saddlebags and a tailpipe is missing, but Perry says it’s the memories that mean the most.
“All I want is my motorcycle back. I want to be able to give it my kids, I wanted it to be something that gets passed down to my family. It has emotional meaning to me. It was given to me by my father and I just want to be able to enjoy that. I don’t want to just buy a new bike, I want that one,” Josh Perry said in our previous interview.
Recovering stolen vehicles is more common than you might think. CSPD said in the last 120 days they’ve recovered 71 percent of them.