That's more than twice as much as we spent on our van, which has survived five burns. ...More than the total value of our camper van including all of the maintenance we've put in it, our trailer and our mutant vehicle combined. It's crazy to think we could sell every wheeled contraption we've ever taken to the playa and still not raise enough money to replace this guy's single-occupant motor scooter.
Don't wanna sound insensitive here, but, damn. $8500 is a LOT of bad playa karma. I'm not superstitious but, you know how that sort of energy seems to come around in BRC. In the old days in Nevada, if you stole somebody's ride and they caught you, you swung from a tree.
Post a photo of the person. He committed a felony and if he did something that aggregious, who knows who or how much else he's ripped off. Hopefully, you have a serial number so when the police find him they can prove that it was stolen. Another possibility is that he was arrested for something.
"The Red Baron is smart.. He never spends the whole night dancing and drinking root beer.. "-The WWI Flying Ace