I have had many saves with my 2005 model Valentine 1. It has saved my bacon so many times that I felt it paid for itself and wanted to get another for my GF. I just forgot the most important thing; you need to check the fine print when you find a deal.
I picked up a used Valentine via Craigslist. In my excitement, I forgot to ask him for the serial #. I paid for the unit via US Postal Money order and sent it to him via the US Postal Service. He sent me the unit via Priority Mail. When I received it, it was so poorly packaged that I knew something was amiss. I contacted Valentine and they told me it is stolen. I reported it to the local police with the stubs of the money order, a print out of the ad and the unit.
Whomever the original owner is, I hope you get this radar detector back. These detectors are truly outstanding and I hope you enjoy it in good health.