Tampa, Florida – The motorcycle stolen from an Iraq war veteran has been recovered by the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office... albeit a bit less pristine than before it was taken.
"I'm more grateful that these gentlemen would come out here and that law enforcement that did the job that they did to find this bike," said Paul Rivera.
The 2005 Honda CBR 600 vanished from in front of his Bonita Vista Way apartment in Temple Terrace June 18th. On Thursday, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Deputies arrested Nathan Bowyer and Cindy Dormany in connection with the crime and when their house was search, there were more signs of illegal activity.
"Meth, cannabis, numerous narcotics, firearms and about $20,000 worth of cash," said Buddy Rudolph with the Hillsborough Co. Sheriff's Office.
As for Rivera's motorcycle, it was spray painted black as a disguise and trashed in the process.
"The whole seat is missing here, the bottom fairing, the two side fairings are missing," said Rivera.
A local group of retired military veterans is stepping in to help repair the damage to the $10,000 bike, because Rivera said he does not have the finances to make the necessary repairs.
"This is a great opportunity to take care of him get all those stickers kind of back the way they were before," said Todd Harr with Nam Knights Motorcycle Club.
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