Burglars Break In Dealership On The Day Founder Is Buried

thief breaks into the dealership the day the founder is buried.

thief breaks into the dealership the day the founder is buried.

Thieves took advantage of a death to burglarize Mathews Harley-Davidson in Fresno California.  On Thursday march 28th, someone heaved a large stone through the plate glass door and in less than 4 minutes stole $6,000 worth of leather jackets.  The theft occurred the same day employees and customers were burying 90 year old Eva Mathews.  Eva and her late husband Harold worked in the dealership since 1953 and moved from Merced to Fresno in 1961.

“The video of our security shows he didn’t look around when he came in, like, ‘which way do I go,’ “ Cara Mathews told KFSN. “He was there on a mission. Walked right past the motorcycles and straight to the jackets so I feel that he had been in here before and kinda scoped it out.”

Police say the video shows the thief spreading a sheet on the floor and filling it with leather jackets, hooking it up and fleeing the store.   Jackets fell out all along the way up to and beside the freeway where the trail ended and police assume he got into a car and fled the scene.  (Edited 4/5/13 to correct misspellings)

Someone Stole Husband’s Ashes Stored In HD Gas Tank

Debbie Plunkett says someone stole her husband and she wants him back.  The Spokane Washington woman told television station KXLY that someone broke into her home and took a customized Harley-Davidson gas tank and matching fenders that belonged to her late husband, Carl Jackson.   Inside the gas tank were her husband’s ashes.  Plunkett told the reporter that using the gas tank as a funeral urn made sense to her and her family because Jackson loved his motorcycle.  “He won tons of trophies with it. That was his pride and joy. Every Sunday he was washing it, washing and polishing it,” she said.

Plunkett believes the thief, or thieves knew the ashes were in the tank but didn’t care.  Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call the Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Department.