I\'ve been unknowingly in possession of stolen property Back in late January, I was at a friend's garage and saw that he had just gotten a used Warn 8074 winch on a homemade multi-mount cradle that was made to plug into a receiver hitch. He traded a transmission for it. He made me a deal on the winch, cradle, and a Warn Classic bumper for $200 in trade. I jumped on that. I got it from him and mounted it onto my Suburban. It's been on my Suburban since late January/Early February. So, today, a guy calls on my ad for some 16.5x9.75 Solid Center Aluminum Wheels. I didn't want to sell them, but I figured if I could get $400 cash for the set (exactly what I paid for them), I'd let them go since I needed the cash. (I've been advertising a bunch of my stuff recently just to get cash, but no one usually ever buys or even calls /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif .) The guy came to look at the wheels, and when he saw the Suburban, immediately recognized the winch cradle. It was one that he had welded together last year and he said it with the winch got stolen last winter. He even had a picture of that very winch and cradle at home, told me exactly how he built it, that he paid $400 for the winch, how many times he had used it, and when/how it got stolen. He had a police report filed on it back in December (last winter) just after it was stolen. I'm thinking, great! /forums/images/graemlins/mad.gif This winch Ive had and used for 3/4 of a year isnt even mine. Of course, the guy would like it back, since it is his stolen property, and I don't blame him. I know my friend that I got it from didn't steal it, so looks as if we may be tracking down this character he got it from. In the meanwhile, in an attempt to right things, I keep speaking with the rightful owner of my winch, and of course in the time span of 10 months, he had gone out and purchased a new multi-mount cradle and Warn XD9000i. So I ask him if he would want to sell the winch that I've had for 9 months, and he proposes a trade for the wheels I was selling. So I agree without much thought in an effort to resolve this without having to give up my Suburban's winch. Done deal, and the rightful owner is taken care of. I talked with Steve who I got the winch from, and he of course says he will make it right with me for the $200 in stuff I traded to him. And so here I am...giving away a set of wheels that I paid $400 for and receiving $200 worth of trade back from the guy I got the winch from. /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif I guess that making things right (that I didnt even know were wrong to begin with) isn't always profitable. At least though the owner finally got re-paid for what was rightfully his. What a weird day.