Hey everyone... I had my Ninja 250 stolen about a month ago from my apartment parking lot. Didn't have any theft insurance, so I more or less resigned myself to having lost the value of the bike.
Couple days ago the thief tried to run from the cops and crashed the bike. I got the bike back after paying for the towing. It was pretty trashed, both from the black spray paint that the thief used, and the crash (pics: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...3&l=f3f709d4c1 )
The thief himself is in hospital (or maybe out now, not sure) and the cops say he is facing a few charges in addition to possession of stolen property (I guess they were looking for the guy already).
So now I'm thinking if there's any way I can take the guy to court (small claims or otherwise) for the value of the bike. Has anyone ever done this? Any stories, success and failure? Process?
Thanks a bunch. Trying to figure out how to make the best of a crappy situation.