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Motorcycle museum vandalized December 30, 2008

Posted by Ron Warnick in Attractions, Motorcycles, Movies, Museums.
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Route 66 Vintage Iron, based in downtown Miami, Okla., was vandalized early Saturday when someone tossed a sledgehammer through one of the museum’s front plate glass windows, reported the Miami News Record.

Nothing was stolen, but two of the vintage motorcycles were damaged by the flying glass. A surveillance video is being checked by police.

Images captured on a digitally recorded surveillance feed indicate that at 3:13.58 a.m. a white “Jimmy” truck rolled up to the front of the store and a passenger threw a mid-sized sledge hammer into the glass. The vehicle then sped away, according to Martin. […]

Holden said he is hoping that the public can help to identify the vehicle and offer tips as to who may have caused the damage. He plans to release surveillance images to the public as soon as possible.

The museum has about two dozen vintage motorcycles, including an extremely rare one dating to 1919. It also contains memorabilia of late movie star Steve McQueen.

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1. Trevor Hilton - December 30, 2008

I like that museum! I hope the vandal is caught!

2. Harley and Annabelle - December 31, 2008

Sorry to hear about the acts of vandalism at the Route 66 Vintage Iron motorcycle museum.
We (Harley and Annabelle) have had several acts of vandalism at the Sandhills Curiosity Shop here in Erick, OK as well, forcing us to install surveillance cameras.
The last bunch turned out to be locals, and they have been caught and prosecuted.
We certainly hope that you at Vintage Iron catch the vandals that perpetrated this malicious act on your wonderful facility!
Yours sincerely, Harley and Annabelle
Happy New Year! to all of our Route 66 Friends


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