Stolen Motorcycle Found, 46 Years Later
Was found at Port of Los Angeles, and Nebraska man is getting it back
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 5, 2013 4:50 PM CST
This undated photo provided by the U.S. Customs shows a recently recovered a 1953 Triumph motorcycle.   (HOPD)

(Newser) – Authorities say a Nebraska man is getting his motorcycle back—46 years after it was stolen from his backyard. US Customs and Border Protection say the black and blue 1953 Triumph Tiger 100 was recovered last week at the Port of Los Angeles. It was on its way to Japan, with its value listed as $9,000. The bike was reported stolen in February 1967. It was worth $300 then and wasn't insured. The California Highway Patrol will return the bike to its original owner, who is now in his 70s and still lives in Omaha. His name was not released.

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$28919642
Nov 6, 2013 7:54 AM CST
I'm surprised it wasn't totaled, like so many bikes are.
JUNIORHIGHTOWERTEXAN
Nov 5, 2013 10:16 PM CST
Almost everything stole is in calfiornia that place is all theves and punks like they them got a bigger conimi than TEXAS is caused in TEXAS we's is honest and not abuncha punk theves I aint never been their but I heard thats it like florida and ifins that the case I aint goan their. TEXAS TEXAS HONEST TEXAS STRONG TEXAS PRIDE
txmx05@juno.com
Nov 5, 2013 7:43 PM CST
I'm still waiting for my 1980 Yamaha 350 to be returned to me; stolen in front of my apartment in Rochester,NY. I'm also still waiting for the police to show up upon my call to report such criminal activity. Musty have something to do with the last name (does not end in a vowel).