electrical bike Stolen bike means extra than simply misplaced transportation | KLBK | KAMC
LUBBOCK, Texas — Over Labor Day weekend, Stacy Johnson’s moped bike was stolen from her house complicated. Nonetheless, little did the thief know that the bike was much more than only a mode of transportation for her.
When her father, James ‘Jimmy’ Johnson, handed away after battling most cancers in January of 2019, she purchased the bike in reminiscence of him.
“I received the bike as a result of he’d all the time stated after I was rising up, I rode my bicycle round in all places,” stated Johnson. “So he would all the time inform me I wanted to get a motor beneath me. And he was a bike fanatic his entire life. And he was nearly offended by the truth that I simply rode a bicycle with no engine in it.”
Nonetheless, when she walked outdoors her house on the morning of Saturday, September 5 the bike was gone from the car parking zone. Sadly, there have been no safety cameras to catch the thief in motion.
“I all the time go round to examine on my bike within the mornings and I used to be on a bicycle… and after I rode by and noticed that it was gone, I almost fell off my bicycle. I used to be simply in shock,” stated Johnson.
She filed a police report, posted on social media and reached out to neighbors. She’s gotten just a few ideas right here and there, however she nonetheless has not gotten her bike again.
“I’ve gone on social media, I’ve gone on Fb, I’ve gone on Twitter. I’ve gone on Reddit. I’ve posted photos in all places,” stated Johnson. “I’ve given as a lot element as I can about concerning the bike, I’ve obtained some ideas from the neighborhood. All people has been very beneficiant and gracious with data and their time and serving to me attempt to discover it.”
Essentially the most tough a part of shedding the bike isn’t shedding her mode of transportation — Johnson stated she doesn’t thoughts biking or strolling.
“The lack of this bike and never solely simply the sensible problem that it was my major mode of transportation, it simply it introduced the entire lack of my dad again once more,” she stated.
Whereas the bike is insured, Johnson stated that she doesn’t wish to file a declare. She’d relatively simply have her bike, together with the reminiscences of her father, than the cash.
“It’s not even about cash. It’s not even one thing that cash might repair. I simply, I actually hope I can… I hope I can get it again,” stated Johnson. “I do know if he had been right here in the present day, he would most likely inform me to get a much bigger bike. However I need my scooter. I need my scooter again as a result of it jogs my memory of him.”
In case you have any data on the lacking bike, you may attain out to Stacy Johnson on Fb or contact the Lubbock Police Division.