The owners of Erie’s Harley Davidson Store say that concerns over bogus Harley merchandise has led to a raid on the Roar on the Shore grounds.
In a statement to Action News, Owners Kelly and Susan Lapping say the investigation started in June when they relayed concerns to the Department of Homeland Security about bogus Harley goods being sold at events like the Roar.
The statement further says that the Manufacturer’s and Business Association, which hosts the event, was made aware of those concerns and that agents did visit the festival and took a number of items.
“As a locally owned business,” the couple wrote, “we are deeply disappointed that the MBA failed to take steps to prevent the continued sale of counterfeit merchandise. We hope to hear from the event sponsors.”