Veteran Confronts Theft Suspect, Receives New Kawasaki After Getting His Mauled

They say that what goes around comes around, but there's also a very good way of understanding this saying, and veteran Brandon Jenkins has his own story to tell. After serving the US Army in Afghanistan, Jenkins returned home and used some of the money he had to buy a motorcycle.
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While riding his Suzuki bike back from work in Mesa, Arizona, he found himself in the middle of a story that involved a fleeing suspect in a stolen truck, pursued by police cruisers. Stopped at an intersection, Jenkins was brutally approached by the suspect who was later identified as Joshua Michael Monigold.

Monigold was driving a white truck he had stolen earlier, trying to evade his pursuers. The police went after him after he was involved in a crash, hitting a 67-year-old woman. Monigold also attempted to steal Jenkins' bike and dragged him to the ground. With the helmet still on, the veteran confronted the suspect who was trying to take off, and he managed to fend off the thief and keep his bike.

The suspect went back to the truck, ignoring the two officers who were pointing their guns at him, and drove off, running the four-wheeler directly over Jenkins' prized bike, dealing some serious damage to it in the process.

The cops apprehended Monigold after another leg of the pursuit, when he crashed the stolen truck and rolled it over. He is currently in a hospital to be treated for the injuries he sustained during the crash, and is expected to go to jail as soon as his condition improves. On the other hand, the woman Monigold hit is in critical condition in another hospital, reportedly with a paralysis.

Jenkins appealed to a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to repair his bike. After he started the campaign and received donations, he learned that Kawasaki would give him a brand new motorcycle, as a token of gratitude for the brave example he gave.

The army veteran then said that most of the donations will go towards helping the injured woman. "I'm a firm believer in karma, you get what you put out there, so I definitely don't what to be greedy and take all these donations," he added. Jenkins also plans to repair the Suzuki so that his son will use it when he grows old enough.

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