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Motorcycle stolen out of Fort Myers backyard

Posted at 9:25 AM, Jun 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-09 09:25:53-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's enough to make a Harley lover cry! A beautiful Harley Davidson disappeared from a backyard in Fort Myers.  But this case of this missing motorcycle feels especially personal for the man who thought it was as a safe as the neighborhood where he lives.

One look at the light green old Florida cinderblock home at the corner of Byron Road and Sunrise Drive, and its neatly manicured lawn, and you just know how the owners feel about where they live.  “I love this neighborhood. My family has lived here since 1972, so we've been here a long time and love it,” says Dale Livingston.

But their feeling of safety in this tidy little neighborhood has a hit rough patch. And it has to do with a brown patch of grass where a sweet motorcyle used to sit.

“It was 2015 Harley Davidson 750.”

And somebody managed to steal it right out of the yard, leaving the family feeling violated.  “I take it very personally when somebody comes on my property without my knowing about it, and for them to think they have the right to take whatever they need.”

Whoever stole the bike even swiped what was on top it to protect it from sun, rain, and prying eyes.  “They took the car cover, too.”

Livingston had been storing the bike in the lanai, but moved it to the spot outside when it started to leak oil.

We asked if thought the recent storms may have given whoever took it some cover.  “It would be a good time to do it, wouldn't it?  Everybody inside and the weather out there, you wouldn't hear the noise.”

The only noise he wants to hear now is the sound of the engine roaring back onto his driveway.

He hasn't given up hope whoever took it will do that.  “It would be nice if they bring it back.”

In the meantime, he has some advice for you.  “Just be careful and be aware of your items.”

The motorcycle’s Florida tag number is 2438 RW.  If you know anything about where it might be, you don't have to give your name, and you could get a reward when you call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS.