A thief stole a metro man's only major possession right before he leaves for basic training.
Nathan Currie says he moved to Norman to avoid crime, but he was at his new place for less than a week when a thief robbed him of his only mode of transportation.
"It was actually here when I went to bed that night, I went to bed about 1:30 or two in the morning," Currie said.
But when Currie woke up, the custom bike was gone. Currie didn't hear it zoom off, but that's not all.
"I lost my marriage last year, job, car, apartment, kids, everything, and my motorcycle is the last thing I had left," Currie said.
And he cherished it. Currie's new hobby became fixing up the bike. He says his recent loss encouraged him to give back by enlisting in the army. So he doesn't have time to mourn or be mad.
"I'm not mad at whoever did it. I don't want retribution or anything like that, I just want my motorcycle back," Currie said.
Currie's bike is a ZX 10 NINJA. He just spent $2,500 upgrading it, but he now relies on friends for transportation.
"I don't know the reasons they did it, maybe they were trying to get food for their family or money for rent, but it's sad that they don't know how to ask for help instead of taking things from other people," Currie said.
Currie said the person who committed the crime stole more than his bike.
"I was really holding on to that as sign of hope that I hadn't lost everything. I still have a chance to have some of my stuff, but that's not true anymore," Currie said.
Currie's insurance won't cover the theft. So he has to pay the bike off, in the meantime, he'll catch the bus before he's deployed in August.
If you've seen the bike, or have any information that could help track it down, call Norman police.