Back in 1968, Alan Poster bought a new 1968 Corvette Roadster, only to have it stolen three months later. He had just gone through a divorce and had stretched himself a bit buying said Vette, so didn’t have the cash to buy theft insurance (his was one of 78,000 cars stolen in New York in 1969!) Bummer for him.
Fast forward to December, 2005. Poster is now living in California. He gets a call from New York police — they have his car. He must’ve been so happy, after he picked himself up off the floor.
Things like this never happen to me.