My Surly LHT commuter bike was stolen a while back. Today I was lucky enough to prove that my bike is being sold at a pawn show 30 blocks from my house. I will be recovering my bike later today. I'm ecstatic!
Now, the detective on my case is asking if I want to press charges (edit) against the guy who sold the bike to the pawn shop (/edit). The charge would be receiving stolen property. So my question is...
Have any of you had the similar experiences?
Did you press charges?
Did the case go to trial?
Was there a conviction?
Did the guy come back pissed off and steal more stuff from you?