Thieving, lying landlords
July 13, 2014 5:35 AM Subscribe
How do I get my belongings back from a thieving police officer and his lying, thieving wife?
posted by Amalie-Suzette to Law & Government (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I lived in a condo from May 2012 until March of this year. The entire time I've lived there, I've been harassed by my landlords. (really, just by his crazy wife) Whether it was text messages telling me that I have 24 hours before they do a walk through (usually monthly) and then they would never show to times when my rent was late, (even after she agreed to give me a little more time to pay), showing up randomly and yelling at me in the front yard. She has also made threats to be in my house when I get home...you name it. In February of this year, I had had enough. I told her that I was moving out and gave her a date of March 23rd as my last weekend there. She agreed to the date. I had been spending most of my time at my fiancé's house anyway. On March 23rd, we got a moving truck and went to the condo, only to find most of my stuff had been moved out to the garage and a ton of stuff was missing. Of course they showed up while we were moving and explained to me that they had evicted me with a possession warrant for abandonment the week before, which had been expedited (because of him being an officer no doubt) and they now owned everything in my condo. Even during one of my trips back to my fiancé's house with a truck full of stuff, she came in and stole even more stuff. All in all, about $5,000 worth of my belongings are missing. When I confronted him about it, he assured me that once he had the keys and the garage door opener back, they would return my stuff. Well, they didn't and now she is saying they never took anything. I've been watching craigslist to see if she is trying to sell any of my stuff, but no luck so far. I know you are not my lawyer, but what options do I have here? I can't really afford an attorney right now and I'm afraid to go file a report because of the "good ol' boy" network here. Thanks in advance.