I've had the same bike stolen TWICE !!
It was my DT175 winter hack and I parked it rignt outside my (parents) front door. Came down in the morning and couldn't see the tail light through the door glass. I ran round the house, thinking I had squeezed it into the shed where I kept my RD400, but no, no sign of it. It still hadn't sunk in that it had been stolen. I phoned a mate who I was with the previous night thinking a terrible prank was being played on me. But he assured me that he hadn't touched it. Finally, it sinks in.
Some bastard has made off with MY bike.
It was recovered 10 days later by the police. They noticed the registration was weird. The theiving prick had re-arranged the numbers on the plate from KIJ 4102 to JIK 0124. What a numbnuts !
The police gave chase and ran into him (in their car) knocking him off. He was a spotty 16 y.o. He had also painted the tank and all the plastics with black paint (it WAS white).
A short time after, I got a bill from the police insurers asking for £110 for the damage to the police car.
This was dropped when I told them that the bike had been stolen.
The next time, a group of us had just come from seeing " Return of the Jedi", I had just walked into my mates appartment when we heard the bike starting. We ran out to see it zoom down the road. To cut another long story short, 3 days later, police called to tell me the bike had been recovered.
This time it had been crashed and the scumbags pillion had broken his leg. YES !!
The downside was that this guy tried to claim off MY insurance claiming he didn't know the bike was stolen. BASTARD ! I had the last laugh as I had cancelled the insurance just prior to his "misfortune". The bike by this time was worthless and I wouldn't have been prepared to claim and lose my no claims discount. I then sold the bike for £100.
Since then, someone tried to break into my garage but my rabbid cairn terrier "Flossy" frightened them off !
My job now brings me into contact with these dregs of society. Revenge can be sweet!!