A guy I knew was also staying at the Glendale CA hotel I was.
He bragged about hanging out with a 1% club while bar hopping.
One night, they gave him a courtesy escort to make sure he got home safely.
Next day, the hotel security guard saw the van pull up, four big guys get out, cut the chain and load up his electraglide, and drive off, before the guard even got out the door to try to read the plate on the van.
He should have both avoided them and used a ricer cover like OP noted.