Army veteran Brandon Jenkins was just minding his own business, waiting for the lights to change when a man ran up from behind and tried to pull him off of his Suzuki GSX-R600. He didn’t know at the time, but the man was fleeing from police for an alleged hit-and-run. Jenkins quickly assessed the situation and fought back as his assailant tried to steal his bike.
Jenkins, who used the money he earned from his tour in Afghanistan to buy the Suzuki, was able to fight off the suspect who fled as unmarked police vehicles closed in. The man returned to his stolen truck and drove off, driving over the Gixxer in the process before crashing following a short chase. Joshua Michael Monigold was arrested and faces multiple charges.
The Suzuki was heavily damaged in the incident. Jenkins started a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to repair the bike but Kawasaki has stepped in and offered Jenkins a brand new motorcycle. Jenkins is continuing his GoFundMe campaign with the money going to cover the taxes on the new Kawi, with the rest to go to the owner of the stolen truck.