This news item in today's paper caught my attention. A local woman had her car stolen. A week later the police recovered it. There would be nothing newsworthy in that, except that it was recovered complete with a new battery, wheels, steering column and glove box. Its performance is also much improved - she no longer has trouble starting the car in cold weather.
(I can't help wondering though - were the parts used to fix it stolen, too? And if so, what is her legal position?)