When managers of Harley-Davidson of Lindon called police last Saturday morning and reported that friend of the industry Jeff Decker 4-ton metal statue called “Land Speed” was missing (see my original post), quite a few people were smiling, including myself. Not because of the audacity of the theft but because many knew that this piece of art was never paid to Jeff by the Harley dealership owner.
Yesterday, the statue was found at Jeff’s home, Jeff believing that the statue is his property and was on loan, while the Harley-Davidson motorcycle dealership listed it as an asset in its current bankruptcy filing. Lindon Police Chief Cody Cullimore says that Jeff Decker admitted he was involved in arranging to have it removed from Timpanogos Harley-Davidson’s property.
Jeff has a buyer for the artwork, somewhere back in the Midwest, and that’s is what he states his intentions were: to sell the artwork he believes is his. ” The police will pass the case to prosecutors, who will have to determine if it is a criminal case or a civil one. Now you understand the conclusion of my former post where I was saying “Is it a case of repossessed motorcycle?”. A thief stolen by the legitimate owner? Congrats Jeff. Fight this one. For sure you will win. Jeff Decker Studio.