Mother searching for son's stolen dirt bike

August 05, 2009|By JENNIFER FITCH

ROUZERVILLE, Pa. -- Cindy Kling is a mother on a mission, photocopying and passing out dozens of fliers about the theft of her son's dirt bike.

She has been thinking about how the boy saved for years to buy the 1999 Kawasaki KX 60cc, which was stolen from the family's driveway July 18.

"He was pretty torn up. He'll say things like, 'There are just not-nice people out there,'" Kling said.

Noah Houser, 11, watched motocross on television at age 3 and immediately wanted a dirt bike.

"He has no fear. I call him my monkey boy," Kling said, saying the soon-to-be sixth-grader at Hooverville Elementary School is always climbing.

Noah, who has physical and verbal tics from Tourette Syndrome, saved money from chores and presents. He bought the dirt bike two years ago.


"I think he even swapped his brother a Toys 'R' Us gift card from his birthday for the cash," said Kling, of Old Route 16.

The lime green bike went missing during an evening out for Kling and her husband. She filed a report with the Washington Township (Pa.) Police Department, a police spokeswoman confirmed.

"I doubt we're going to get this bike back because we don't have the VIN number," Kling said.

A used dirt bike costs about $1,700, Kling said. Noah's bike was outside for cleaning on the day it was stolen, she said.

Community members have donated about $300 toward the purchase of a new dirt bike, according to Kling.

Anyone with information about the theft may call police at 717-762-1145. More details are available at

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