Jonathan Huginski was in 10th grade when he crashed his almost-new Kawasaki near his school in Waterbury, CT, and broke his wrist. When he emerged from  hospital, the bike had disappeared along with his youthful innocence.

Twenty-seven years later, following a crackdown in a city park, Hartford police impounded the KX along with several other missing vehicles. Checking serial numbers with the National Insurance Crime Bureau database, up popped Huginski’s name along with the listed-as-stolen in 1993 KX.

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