Bikers fed up with motorcycle thieves

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Reported by: Sara Whaley
Updated: 1/17 10:18 pm Published: 1/17 10:14 pm

Bikers tell FOX23 they're on alert Friday night and it's for good reason.

FOX23 checked with the Tulsa Police Department who say just last weekend, three motorcycles were stolen in three days.

FOX23 spoke with one biker who explains how bikers are keeping their rides safe.

Friday, with the help of the Police Department FOX23 did some research on bike thefts.

Since September nearly 50 motorcycles have been stolen. Bikers have a message for thieves cruising Tulsa streets on their rides, the sound of their bikes revving up.

It may be a different language for some --

"Harley Street glide. I have had this one for about a year and half now," Mazie said.

But for Rob Mazie, it's a way of life.

He's been riding for more than 20 years.

"The wind in your hair, a little bit more freedom on the road. You get to go where you want and do what you want," Mazie said.

And the thought of others stealing that freedom is infuriating to him.

"It's upsetting. Your know we put a lot of time and effort and money into our bikes," Mazie explained.

Here are the numbers from Tulsa police:

Nine bikes were stolen in both November and December and five already have been swiped this month.

Then this past weekend was hit the hardest, three taken in three days.

"I wouldn't know what to do if somebody took my bike," Mazie said.

That's why Mazie's bike has an alarm system.

No one can get close if he's far away.

Because that Harley is his way around town.

And he's says he pities the person who tries to take it away from him.

"I simply pray for the man who tried to steal my bike and I caught him. He would not be walking away. Plain and simple. And I can pretty much guarantee you that's the feeling across the board with most bikers," Mazie said.

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Mayor Maynot - 1/19/2014 11:49 AM
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My neighbor has a Harley. He rides that mum a hummer right in the door. Prettiest piece of furniture in the house.
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