It took 20 years, but the California Highway Patrol has recovered a stolen ATV and returned it to the original owner.

According to a story in the Whittier Daily News, Andy Sillers was trying to sell his 1986 Suzuki LT 250R when it was stolen in August of 1990. It is unknown whether former CHiPs star Erik Estrada filed the original incident report, but we can only hope.

“It finally came back. It was a shock,” Sillers told the Daily News. “Good detective work. Congratulations to the CHP. I appreciate their efforts,”

The ATV found its way back to Sillers when somebody tried to register it at the Department of Motor Vehicles. The DMV referred to man to the CHP to verify the vehicle identification number

No arrests have been made as the ATV has changed hands number of times over the last two decades.

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