Former U.S. Marine Kurt Duane Harris was at his local gym when a trainer, with whom he had become friends, told him that he needed a place to crash for a few nights. The trainer had told Kurt they had a lot in common because he, too, was a veteran of the U.S. Military, a former Marine. Kurt, wanting to help a brother in arms, offered his place for the trainer to stay for a few days. Little did he know that the trainer, now known to police and Kurt, as John Michael Manning, was in fact not a veteran of the U.S. Military and he had a completely different motive in mind when asked Kurt for help.
When Kurt returned from a quick business trip, he was shocked and disheartened to learn that his ‘brother in arms’ had completely cleaned him out stealing: Harris’ laptops, Marine uniforms and formal wear, all of his metals, pictures and his car. When Harris contacted police he learned that John had never been in the military and he was evading capture from a felony warrant.
Kurt took to Facebook and the local media to tell his story and ask for anyone who sees John Michael Manning aka John Raymond Manning, John Raymond Lopez, Michael Manasco, to please call the police. John Michael Manning is sleeved with tattoos on both arms, has dark hair, athletic build, 5’ 10” and around 171 lbs. If seen please contact your nearest authorities and inform them that there is a warrant for his arrest.
As for Kurt Duane Harris, he is understandably quite upset. After 10 years of military service, to be duped out of his memories on the basis his goodwill is a hard pill to swallow. “I really hope the cops find him before the thousands of angry veterans in Utah do, for his sake, because it wouldn't be a good thing for him,” Harris said.
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