i saw that, rad. it probably sucks for whoever had it stolen from the police too though! You gotta imagine whoever was riding it didnt steal it, probably wasnt even alove when it was stolen. That's really gotta suck especially with dirtbikes you're not registering it or transferring titles usually, you're not evaluating when you buy it, I mean it's gotta really suck when you've just bought a bike and the police take it. i mean in alotta ways the original dude has LONG since recovered and forgotten about it, whereas whatever kid just bought it or whatever, he just got robbed, or it would certainly feel that way.
like have you ever evaluated if your mopeds were at any point previously stolen? Imagine you get pulled over and they impound your bike, even if it's been your bike for 15 years, and they return it to the original owner from the mid 90s. that would suuuuuckkkk.
anyway what i'm saying is almost no matter how you look at it, one dude got kinda weirdly lucky but overall pretty screwed, like he lost the bike when he wanted it, and got it back when he didnt need or care about it, meanwhile someone else got really screwed, and probably whatever theif took it is still out their having spent their money decades ago and is the only real winner here. makes it much more of a sad story when you think about it.