Motorcycle Returned 50 Years After It Was Stolen

OMAHA, Neb. (November 20, 2013) Donald DeVault, 73, has been reunited with his long-lost, now-vintage motorcycle nearly 50 years after the bike was stolen.

He picked up the 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 Wednesday at a trucking company near the airport in Omaha, Neb.

The first thing he did was to hug the man who found the bike and the next was to take the motorcycle for a spin in the parking lot.

DeVault learned two weeks ago that California authorities recovered his stolen motorcycle at the Port of Los Angeles where it was about to be shipped to Japan.

Customs agents checked the vehicle identification number and discovered it was reported stolen in February 1967.

The bike was valued at $300 in 1967.

Today, it's worth about $9,000.


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