When a Brisbane golf course superintendent lowered the dam level he expected to find heaps of golf balls and maybe a club or two, but never a 2008 Harley-Davidson Softail Rocker.
Craig Clarke, of McLeod Golf Course, said he lowered the dam last week to stock up the holding dam and couldn’t believe his eyes when he went to inspect the dam.
“From 80m away I couldn’t tell what it was,” he says.
“When we got closer we saw it was a bike and one of the boys knew whose it was.”
The bike was stolen off a club member’s back patio at his house which backs on to the McLeod Golf Club two months ago.
Police and insurance investigators never found it, so the owner, whose name was not revealed, was paid out and bought another bike.
Now that the Rocker has turned up, the owner wants to buy it back, but the insurance company is selling it at auction.
Police could not supply any information on whether they had found the culprit who stole the bike.
However, Craig reckons it was some kids who wheeled it away in neutral, then found they couldn’t start it without the key, so they dumped it in the nearby dam.
“It was stuck in gear when we found it, but we think it may have gone into gear when it fell on its left side,” he says.
While it might sound humorous and no doubt the Harley jokes about boat anchors will be flying thick and fast, but it’s a serious matter and it affects all our insurance policies.
What sort of low-life thief steals a bike and when they can’t start it, destroys it by riding it into a dam?
Brisbane Motorcycle Towing removed the motorcycle from the dam and provided the photo below.