Deputies: 7 stolen vehicles seized from NASCAR driver's garages

Published: May. 29, 2013 at 12:20 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 28, 2013 at 12:20 AM EDT
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Mike Harmon
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Jennifer Jo Cobb (Source:
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ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Rowan County Sheriff's deputies are watching NASCAR driver Mike Harmon closely, after recovering two cars and five trucks from his two garages Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies say Harmon stole the cars from racer Jennifer Jo Cobb at the end of last year.
The vehicles were seized from Harmon's shop in Mooresville, and from a storage facility in Catawba County, officials told WBTV.

Harmon was arrested two weeks ago in a separate incident, also involving Cobb.

Authorities say Harmon broke into Cobb's Mooresville headquarters, and stole her hauler to transport cars and trucks.

VIDEO: Surveillance video of the trailer being stolen - 

WBTV spoke with Harmon just moments after he posted bail on the initial charge.
"I've never stolen as much as a piece of bubble gum. To be arrested for a felony is ridiculous," Harmon said.
Harmon says he never took Cobb's hauler, and insists there's more to the story.
"People that know me know that I didn't do this. It's ridiculous. You know everyone's shop is under surveillance. My shop is under surveillance," he said.
Last week, a judge ordered Harmon to stay away from Cobb, though the two both say they plan to finish this year's racing season.
"I'm a big believer in God's will, so perhaps this happened for a bigger better cause or reason," Cobb said after Harmon's initial arrest.
As of Tuesday night, Harmon had not been charged for the seven vehicles, and Cobb's hauler was still missing.
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