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Stolen Harley sits and waits

While a Little Rock man was happy to learn his Harley Davidson motorcycle was recovered, he is dismayed by the fact that he must pay money to get it back. (KATV Photo)

LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -

If your property is stolen and later recovered...you may have to pay to get it back.

One Little Rock man is learning that hard lesson.

Monty Cox was crushed when his motorcycle was stolen.

He was thrilled when it was recovered.

And now, nearly two weeks later, he is frustrated.

For the first time in nearly two weeks Monty Cox is laying eyes on his 2007 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster.

It was stolen, was recovered, and now sits in the city of Little Rock's impound lot until Cox can come up with the money to get it out.

"I think the guy who stole it should have to pay,” explains Cox. “I think they should put it on his docket and tell him he is responsible for the tow fee because he's the one who stole it. You know the victim shouldn't be responsible for paying for it. The guy who stole it should. I mean that's common sense you would think…you know?"

Little Rock is waiving all storage and administrative fees, but the tow fee is still almost $150.00.

Cox says as a full-time student living on an army pension...that fee is still too steep for him...although he understands how people would assume anyone who owns a Harley should be able to pay a $150.00 bill.

"It took me six months of not spending any money on nothing else to buy that and I got it at a really low price from another veteran because he had a stroke and he couldn't ride it anymore,” says Cox. “So he just gave me a really good deal and for six months I saved every penny. I didn't go nowhere. You know...so that's how I got it."

Cox was also stressed to see that until he comes up with the cash...his Harley Davidson is sitting outside...unprotected from the weather.

The 20 year-old who is alleged to have stolen Mr. Cox's motorcycle was turned in by his own mother.

Air date: April 25th, 2017

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