This is pretty much what happened. Except, the Sheriff's car wasn't the coolest car ever. My headlight assembly was stolen from my car last week. When I called the cops a few days later (after I called my insurance company and every salvage yard in 100 miles), the officer who arrived seemed to have a very Well-this-shit-happens attitude. Someone at work told me that headlight theft happens often enough to inspire a story on 60 Minutes or some such show.
Oh and to those of you having trouble viewing the comics, you need to click them. That makes them bigger.