Wife seeks help finding stolen motorcycle gift for husband serving in Afghanistan | News
MILLBROOK, AL (WSFA)- A welcome home gift for a soldier serving in Afghanistan is now missing, stolen from the family's yard. The brightly colored motorcycle was supposed to be waiting for David Langdon when he returned from fighting, but right now his wife says the motorcycle she bought and parked behind her house, has vanished.
Now, she's asking the public to help police find it.
Shannon Langdon says her husband is heartbroken about the theft. After years of wanting a bike, and Mrs. Langdon saying, "No, it's too dangerous..." she finally gave in to his persistence.
"He never wants anything, ever, he always gives to me, but he never wants anything..." Mrs. Langdon says. "And I finally said, ok you can get one..."
Langdon's wife wanted it to be waiting on him when he came home.
From the other side of the world, David picked out the bike he wanted. It was located in nearby Wetumpka.
"It's a 2000 orange Triumph Sprint," according to Mrs. Langdon. "It's got the English flag on the back, the valve stems have the English flag on it..." It's worth between $2,000 and $6,000.
So she bought it and parked it behind their house in Millbrook.
"I've got a carport that both our cars fit under, and there's a trellis in front of the cars and we keep it locked," she explained. "There's a concrete pad back behind there."
And that's where the bike was parked, until Tuesday.
"We only had it for 10 days," she said. A police report has been filed and Mrs. Langdon has talked to neighbors. "Nobody saw anything," she said of her questions.
"He's heartbroken, and that makes me heartbroken for him," she explained.
Millbrook police say they're sending their report out nationwide with the feeling it could be anywhere by now. The hope is that it's unique and recognizable enough for someone to notice and report.
Anyone with information should contact their local police department.
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