My girlfriend's car was stolen in Los Angeles on Friday night. Miraculously, the thief was pulled over for reckless driving, where it transpired that he didn't have a license and the car was towed. He claimed that the car was "his mother's" and we hadn't yet noticed that the car was missing, it hadn't been reported stolen.
However, the guy is NOT in custody and the LAPD not only won't let my girlfriend file a report stating that the car was stolen, but they claim that they have no contact information for the thief. Even worse, they won't let us get the car out of impound because there's a 30 day hold on it because it was towed for being driven without a license! They just gave us the number of a detective assigned to the case, who hasn't called us back.
Any advice would be wonderful.