Disabled veteran's motorcycle stolen from front yard in Valley Station

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A disabled veteran is searching for his prized Harley Davidson motorcycle after it was stolen from his driveway Saturday morning.

Dewey Taylor served in the U.S. Army from 1981-88, but it’s what happened after he was out of the service that changed his life forever.

“When I had my accident, I got run over by a drunk driver,” Taylor said.

Taylor was riding his motorcycle on Dixie Highway when he said he was blindsided by a drunk driver. He had to have his leg amputated as a result. He also received nerve damage to his brain after his helmet flew off.

For nearly 20 years following the wreck, he didn’t ride a motorcycle. That was until he bought a Harley Davidson “Fat Boy.”

“I bought it in December of 2009,” Taylor said. “It had six miles on it. Just six miles.”

He now calls that motorcycle his pride and joy. But on Saturday morning, that pride and joy was stolen from his front yard.

“I was walking out the door about to leave, and I realized my bike wasn't there,” Taylor said.

Several of Taylor’s neighbors on Camryn Court in Valley Station have surveillance video of the theft. It shows a car pull past Taylor’s house. Then, a man gets out of the car, walks up to Taylor’s driveway and begins walking the motorcycle back toward the car. Then the video appears to show a rope or chain being tied to the bike and then towed away and the person who stole was riding.

“It took some practice, I know that,” Taylor said. “You can't just do that.”

Taylor has made several upgrades to the motorcycle over the years, including a new light bar. Whoever took the bike also took his walking cane which was on the handle bars.

“For someone to walk right off with my pride and joy is not right,” Taylor said.

Anyone with information in this theft can text LMPD's anonymous tip line at 274-637, which spells out CRIMES. You can also call 574-LMPD

Reporter Travis Ragsdale can be reached at 502-585-0817 or Tragsdale@wdrb.com

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