If someone broke my property but forgot their property at my place, can I keep it?
Question Details: My girlfriend's friend broke my guitar and is not going to pay for it and forgot to take his PS4 when he got kicked out can I keep it until he reimburses me or if he doesn't? He ended up getting me kicked in the face and thrown out of my home .
No, you cannot. Even when someone else broke or even took your property, or otherwise owes you money, you may NOT take or keep his belongings: doing so is theft, and he could press charges against you and have you issued a criminal summons or even arrested. Your recourse is to sue him (e.g. in small claims court, as your own attorney or "pro se" to save on legal costs) for the value of your guitar.
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