SAND SPRINGS, Okla. (KTUL) – Doyle Potter is receiving hospice care at his daughter’s home in this suburb, but his pride and joy was stolen from his home near Utica and I-244 near north Tulsa.
His family said his red and silver 2002 Harley Davidson Roadster, with a windshield and a small backrest, was like a part of him.
While his motorcycle friends would spot it instantly, they want the rest of us to be watching.
It was stolen after his battle with lung cancer became very serious.
In recent months, his home has been vandalized, and it’s been the scene of frequent break-ins. Then, about a month ago, his Harley was stolen from the metal shed behind the house.
A long-time friend, who’s been watching the place as best he can, wants the thieves to be brought to justice.
Joel Hull said, “I think they’re lowlife and they ought to be locked up.”
Hull said Potter is the kind of person who looks out for the neighborhood kids and doesn’t deserve this kind of problem.
“He worked all his life setting tile until he couldn’t work no more,” Hull said. “He’s a good guy. I’ve known him ever since I was a kid.”
Potter’s daughter says it really hurts because she doesn’t think the bike was taken by a stranger.
Kellie Wiliams said, “That’s what bothers me the most. I truly believe it was somebody who knew Dad was ill and took advantage of him in this way.”
She’s angry and said the theft really upset her father at the worst possible time.
Williams hopes his bike will be returned while he’s still with us, but time is short.
Anyone with information about the case should call the Tulsa Police Department at (918) 596-9222.