New Orleans police are trying to solve the case of a stolen three wheeled bike taken after the Mid-Summer Mardi Gras parade.
Also gone is the Krewe of Oak’s royal throne, which was hitched to the bike.
“It was right here,” says one krewe member standing outside the Maple Leaf Bar along Oak Street. “They just walked off with it.”
Flyers describing the bike and offering a reward were posted around the Carrolton area Monday.
By 5pm, the NOPD was summoned to Leonidas Street because a neighbor located the throne, “I found it about 20 feet past the stop sign in a gully,” says Leslie Jaggers. “I didn’t even know they were looking for it.”
With half the stolen property now recovered, the Krewe of Oak’s King, Keith Williams, launched his own investigation, “I know a witness who saw somebody ride off around one thirty in the morning. We know who that person is who stole it.”
Williams along with his witness and the N.O.P.D, confronted their suspect who lives near Birch Street, “That man, right there, stole it. This man here can identify him.”
Problem is, the three wheeled bike is somewhere else.
“They are going to issue him a summons and then release him,” says Williams. “We`re not going to stop until we find the bike and we get justice.”
The stolen bike was borrowed from the Skinz n Bonez krewe for the parade.
Meantime the Krewe of Oaks is buying the owner a replacement
Whoever is found with the bike will be charged with possession of stolen property.