Florida Man Charged After Traveling the Coast with Stolen Motorcycle
Southington police were alerted to the location a Harley-Davidson stolen from a Florida town earlier this year after receiving a tip that the man who took it would be at the Travel Center in Southington to get “travel money” from a friend.
A Florida man seeking travel money to continue a journey along the east coast
saw his road trip come to a dead end earlier this month after police found him
in possession of a bike taken from a community neighboring his Florida
Officers acting on a tip were able to find John Lindsey, 50, sitting on a
stolen Harley-Davidson in the parking lot of the Travel Center of America.
Lindsey, of 3610 Yacht Club Drive in Palm Crest, Fla., was arraigned Sept. 14
in Bristol Superior Court of charges of first-degree larceny and possession of marijuana.
He remains in state custody in lieu of a $25,000 non-surety bond, according to
the state’s Judicial Branch.
“The department received information that John Lindsey would be at the Travel
Center of America truck stop on the Meriden-Waterbury Turnpike for a meet up,” Sgt. Jeffrey Dobratz
said. “When officers arrived, he was found in possession of the bike and was
taken into custody without incident.”
The model of the bike was not given, but police said the value was “in excess
Police in Aventura, Fla., said Lindsey was wanted after stealing the
Harley-Davidson earlier this year. When officers went to find him in Florida,
however, they learned he had fled the state and would be traveling “under the
grid” along the east coast.
On Sept. 13, the department learned that Lindsey planned to meet friends at the
rest stop to obtain additional travel money and contacted Southington police