Ok so 10 years ago I went to a party four blocks from where my car was parked, and when I left the party around 3 a.m I saw a bike on the side of the road and picked it up. So my plan at the time was to just ride the bike up the block to where my car was. I did look around and the streets were pretty empty this is upstate NY so there is a down time there is no constant traffic like the city. So I get maybe half way up the block and a unkown car pulls up with 4 or 5 guys asking for directions. They jump out on me and identify there selves as police I guess I was apart of an apparent sting operation. They took me to the police department released me to my mother and I was given an appearance ticket. So I live in NC its been 10+ years its not going away and stopping me from getting full timework for years I have gotten management positions worked on government jobs and so on and this never showed up anywhere. I seriously forgot about it I only remembred because of a temp to hire position at a really good company turned me down because this was found on a back ground check. Now my position is this I have no plans on ever going back to New York nor am I in any position to even go out there. I talked to a guy at the police department and he has told me this will not just go away. Its sad because the bike wasnt in front of any ones home or in front of a apartment building it was in fact lying on the curve next to a really small run down gas station in the middle of the night well a.m hours so is it against the law to find and pick things up off the street?