I havnt seen any body tell you to confront the guy ?? but i am saying go round with a couple of beers and say what a great blower it is goes really great is it still under warranty ??? etc can you have the warranty card for later ???
Anyway you have done the right thing with the police ,i still agree with you buying it, a lot of people beleive in the hog wash dont buy it ,but they will only sell to some else around the corner, but people like us can buy stuff cheap and then we can try and get it back to the rightful owner, while others wont, i hope it goes well for you.