Stolen bike impounded in murder case, owner forced to pay
GASTON COUNTY, N.C. (BIKER DAD)– His stolen bike was impounded in a murder case. Now the motorcycle owner says he’s forced to pay big time to get it back. “I’m at my wits’ end” he told WSOC. Police say a murder suspect crashed Christopher Boyd’s Honda CBR 1000 during a chase. Investigators say the murder suspect stole it from a Walmart parking lot. Police found the Suspect in a North Carolina murder riding it and gave chase. That’s when the chase ended in a crash.
Boyd told WSOC that police wouldn’t release the bike. As a result it sits at the wrecker. Storage fees are $45 a day. It’s been there for a month. That means the bill is racking up fast. “The only way I’m going to get this bike back is if I pay for it out of my own pocket with money I don’t even have,” he said. “I just don’t have that kind of money to come out of my pocket,” he told the television station.
He still doesn’t have the bike. But now the wrecker says it’s ready to work with him. Boyd doesn’t think he should have to pay anything to get his bike back. The bill is now more than $2 thousand and climbing.
The television station says it reached out to law enforcement to see if they could help. As of now, they have gotten no response.