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Man believes stolen dirt bike wound up on Craigslist

Published: Nov. 8, 2015 at 10:38 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 6, 2015 at 10:52 PM CST
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DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - Michael Lee came up to Decatur to visit his family this weekend.

When he woke up Sunday morning, he got an unpleasant surprise. His new $10,000 dirt bike was stolen.

However, there is some good news - Lee says he may be close to catching the crook.

The missing bike is a 2014 KTM 250 XCFW with numbered plates that read "711." It was taken off the hitch of Lee's RV on Anderson Drive in Decatur.

The only thing left behind was Lee's straps that the thief cut up to take the bike off the rack.

Lee immediately called police when he saw the bike was gone, but he didn't stop there. He went on Craigslist and discovered an ad was posted this morning of the same make and model of his stolen dirt bike.

The dirt bike was priced well below its value. Lee called up the ad's poster and said he was interested in buying the bike, but the man said the
bike was already sold.

Lee didn't believe the man, and forwarded the contact information to police. Now Lee is praying he gets his bike back.

"I just didn't think it would happen," Lee said. "Honestly, you hear about it happening all the time, but you don't think it would happen to you. Once I saw it, it was surreal... I started freaking out, panic mode."

If you have any information on the stolen dirt bike please call Decatur police at: 256-341-4600.

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