Beautiful 1953 Triumph returned to owner, 45 years later

The 72 year old former owner of this motorcycle must have been really shocked to have it returned. The bike was stolen over 45 years ago and just picked up at a port inspection in LA, headed to Japan.

Via LA Weekly's Crime blog:

If you had your 1953 Triumph motorcycle stolen more than 45 years ago, you'd probably have forgotten it even existed by now.
But one lucky rider, now 72-years-old, got his bike back over the weekend, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials in Los Angeles announced today:

CBP officials say the Triumph Tiger t100 was stolen from the Omaha, Nebraska backyard of a law officer on the night of February 4 or 5, 1967.