Caught on camera: Bike sale turns into bike theft in Facebook deal
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SUGARLAND, Tex. (BIKER DAD)– A Houston area man says he met up to sell his motorcycle to a “veteran” and ended up getting ripped off instead. Sunny Easen told his story to TV station KPRC. You can see their full report in the video at the top of this page.
Eason was selling his Suzuki for $8,500 when a man claiming to be a former army colonel contacted him. They met in a public place for the exchange at the buyer’s request.
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KPRC reports the entire thing was caught on camera. Two men actually showed up in a pickup. One takes the bike for a test ride. Then, you see the pickup take off two. They never come back.
“The guy was ex-military. He had a military uniform on. He had a nice profile. I was thinking like, ‘Okay, this guy belongs to a biker club and was part of the U.S. military and served the United States. Why not trust that kind of guy to test the bike around the corner?’” Easen told KPRC.
The station reports that a closer look at the video showed one of the men had a gun. When Easen posted about the theft on Facebook someone else responded. That person said they met the same man seriously hurt them while stealing their bike. We checked the profile and see that the same profile has an expensive women’s handbag for sale on Facebook. If it’s the same guy, hopefully police grab him before he hurts a woman.