Yes, I was robbed while at Old Faithful. On our motorcycle ride this past June, we were at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park. Motorcyclist are very trusting people, if for no other reason, out of necessity. Sometimes it is just not possible, or too time consuming, to secure all of your belongings on your bike. We routinely leave our jackets lying on our bikes if we are not too far away or won’t be long.
We were able to get some good pictures of Old Faithful from the Lodge while sipping on a coffee and munching on a cookie. We took a little longer than expected.
When I got back to the bike my jacket was there but one of the zippered pouches on my top bag was unzipped and some of the contents were sticking out. I had a Ziploc bag with some Emergen-C packets in it. The bag was torn to shreds.
My first thought was I had forgotten to secure the contents from the last stop and the wind had caught the Ziploc bag and wipped it to shreds. Then I noticed several of the Emergen-C packets on the ground. I was puzzled. Larry A. (my other ridding buddy is Larry T.) noticed that a motorcycle just down from us was being broken into by a thief… Yes, we caught him in the act. We weren’t able to apprehend the culprit but we did get this picture of him in the act. If you are in the area you may want to keep a lookout for the thief… He will strike again… We saw him later trying to get into some luggage in the back of a pickup…