Orange County Choppers Robbed

November 4, 2008

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Two men suspected of a burglary at the headquarters of Orange County Choppers (OCC) in Newburgh, NY have been arrested.

OCC is a custom motorcycle builder founded by Paul Teutul and his son Paul, Jr. in 1999. A television reality show about the company, American Chopper, debuted on the Discovery Channel in 2003. The very popular and influential show is now broadcast on TLC (formerly The Learning Channel) which is owned by Discovery Channel.

OCC moved into its current location on Crossroads Court off Route 17K in Newburgh in April, 2008. The company manufactures about 150 motorcycles a year. The cost of those bikes starts at about $32,000.

The Brand

To date, more than 70 episodes of American Chopper have aired. Each episode centers around the emotional drama to which the Teutuls subject themselves and their employees. Most weeks, the OCC family and crew build a ridiculously expensive and sometimes ridiculous looking bike for a well heeled corporation or celebrity.

OCC has built bikes for Bill Murray, Billy Joel, and Jay Leno and corporations including Gillette, Flow Jet and Lugz.

The series has made OCC a brand name. In addition to bikes, the company sells “affinity products” like coffee mugs and tee shirts and a line of motorcycle parts including wheels. The company moved to its new, current location, to accommodate this part of its business.

The Crime

A week ago, late at night, burglars entered the building and stole computers, phones and merchandise but no motorcycles. Last Friday, Newburgh police arrested Joshua Aldrich, 28, and Daryl Newkirk, 38, both of Newburgh and recovered $2,000 worth of allegedly stolen goods.

The men were charged with felony burglary and felony larceny. They were arraigned then incarcerated at the Orange County (NY) Jail. Bail was set at $25,000 each.

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6 Responses to “Orange County Choppers Robbed”

  1. Bill Says:

    Holy krap! Looks like Rebel’s been bot’d.

  2. Tomkat Says:

    Ya I don’t wanna hate .but it surprised me how bloody long that friggin show lasted 4 God sakes!!! I stopped watching it years ago but I actually saw an episode a few months ago Jr vs St or?? And it got even more ridiculas and silly ..I’m glad I came across this article I hadn’t gave it much thought but it does bug to see pople get paid so well just to fuck around and piss and moan over nothing and just think of the kick ass rides that we real riders could have put together with all that time money and resources FUCK!!! They weren’t even; building bikes any more they were “designing

  3. Slammin' Says:

    They were looking to steal stuff they could sell for crack money.Thats why they left the bikes alone.Dumb show,worse bikes.

  4. Gringo1%er Says:

    reads like a couple of crackheads/methhead that needed caught! maybe a little time upstate will help them hone thier skills in there chosen profession..but fuck they need to air the episode where they got burned and show that even the thieves had enough taste not to steal one of their ugly fuckin scoots!!

    has anyone heard how that kid cory made out with his lawsuit with the douchebag Teutul’s ?

  5. sled tramp Says:

    Irony. OCC, the kings of ripping off the customer getting themselves ripped off.What goes ’round….

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