Well, at least they fragged it properly.
Over here the local authorities just pinch your car legally, let people sell bits off of it, then cop the scrap money for it.
I had a Sierra 2.9 4x4 legally pinched, but I'm not bitter. Not much.
All due to a tax mix up. They didn't even want me to get my tools out of it before they took it, but I did anyway.
Don't get me started.............