This Yahoo! news article says:
The 30-year-old’s 2000 Monte Carlo was stolen from in front of his mother’s house last summer. Finally, several months later, Williams was told that his car had been found and was available to him at Bobby’s Towing, which keeps impounded cars on their lot for the police. He paid up (which totally stinks, by the way. I’ll never understand why car theft victims have to pay to have their cars returned), and then had his car delivered to his home. It was missing its tires, but Mr. Williams planned on putting the wheels on when the weather warmed up. After it had been delivered, he went to go pick up his kids. But when he got back…the car was gone.
Williams was confused why his car was taken away, telling WJBK, “I don't know why they took my car. I paid $1,100 to get my car out again and then ya'll take my car away.”
Do car theft victims have to pay around 1,000 USD to have their cars returned in the US?