Shorty St star's Triumph stolen
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A motorbike owned by Shortland Street star Pua Magasiva was taken from the garage at his Auckland home yesterday. And he's not happy about it.
The 35-year-old Kiwi actor and host of Flava's breakfast show is spending time on holiday on the Gold Coast.
But he was gutted to find out from his brother that the Triumph 2016 Street Twin motorbike that he had only owned for one week had been stolen.
"These types of people are scum," said Magasiva. "We can't allow these people to keep doing what they do."
Magasiva said he was coming home on Saturday and he would keep hunting for his bike until he found it, or the person who took it.
"I just want to know their faces so that everyone can see them. It's not really about the bike, that's why I have insurance. It's the principal of stealing something from another person," he told the Herald.
Magasiva posted a video to Facebook under the heading: "WHEN I FIND YOU MOTHER F***** YOU ARE DEAD!."
In the video he said: "I'm going to find out who you are ... I'm probably the worst person to have stolen a bike from."
He was willing to pay up to $2000 for information that led to the return of the bike - or to the person who stole it.
Magasiva expressed disappointment in some media outlets who criticised him for his colourful vocabularly instead of focusing on the fact the theft had occurred.
"I don't really have any remorse for the language I used in the video. Stealing from me is an invasion of personal space and I have a right to be angry. Something was taken from me and I am angry about it" he said.
An update to his Facebook page later said the bike had been seen in Otara.