My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Massachusetts
A watch repair shop has had 5 vintage watches of mine that need repair for the past 6 months. I have checked in with him every other week to see when some or all would be ready, and each time he said "soon".
One month ago I spoke to him and told him to finish whatever he had started, but that I wanted everything returned at the end of that week regardless of the condition. He agreed, but was not at his shop the entire day. He has been avoiding me since then - he won't answer the phone when I call, and has promissed to send the watches back to me when I have put him onm the psot by showing up at his store, although that has not happened. It is not easy for me to get there (i used to work near his shop).
I sent him a certified, registered letter telling him that I wanted the watches back in my possession by yesterday, or I would report them as stolen to the police. I have texted him several times telling him it is his last chance, but no reply (he does get the texts, since he has called me back a few times after I texted him).
Will the police consider the property as stolen? Any other suggestions?