SWORN AVADAVATCOMPLAINTJuly 31, 2008
Re: Triumph Trident 1974Black with Gold FlameVIN: T150VHxxxxTexas Title Number 8887xxxxIssued 1/26/89
To The Pearland Police Department:
On May 22nd 2008 I contracted a shipment of one Triumph motorcycle to be delivered from Pearland Texas to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania through online shipping Broker UShip.A company identified as Baton Rouge Shipping Solutions, Inc. located at 21447 Highway 1032 Denham Springs Louisiana 70726 (225) 757-553 won the contract to deliver the motorcycle by July 12th 2008. After many failures to pick up the motorcycle it was finally picked up on July 11th 2008 at 1 AM. The driver who identified himself as John, brother of James Helmes owner of BRSS, loaded the motorcycle on to a 50’ gooseneck trailer. I asked Mr. Helmes for a bill of laden, and was informed he had run out. I signed an email generated by UShip to BRSS showing they were who they said they were. I retained a copy.
During the next week I spoke to James Helmes, who assured me the motorcycle would be delivered by the time I reached Pittsburgh, as I needed the motorcycle for 2 rallies I was to attend the week of July 20th 2008.
When I arrived in Pittsburgh, the motorcycle had not been delivered. I left numerous messages for Mr. Helmes. He finally called at 9:30 PM on July 20th 2008 and advised he would have the bike hotshotted to me by a different carrier. The bike never arrived. I continued to call Mr. Helmes during the week and blew off the 1st rally I was to attend in Tioga, Pa. When I finally reached Mr. Helmes I asked him where my motorcycle was and he could not answer. I returned back to Texas on July 21st 2008. Subsequently, I spoke to Mr. Helmes on July 29th 2008 and asked where my motorcycle was and was informed he “was traveling into a valley” and had to hang up and call me later. I raised a dispute on July 19th 2008 with UShip in an effort to find my motorcycle. James Helmes responded to its query stating” it is in transit”. As of this writing I suspect something has happened to my motorcycle as BRSS will not tell me where my motorcycle is. Helmes will not return my calls. A person has the right to know where his property is at any given time.I appreciate your help in locating my motorcycle; I will file charges if deemed necessary.