I am in Florida, and no good deed goes unpunished, it must be true. I allowed a friend of a friend to leave some property at my home, and also stay a few days a week, aproximately 1-2 months. No $$ charged nothing signed, just trying to help. Long story, this person was sentenced to about 9 months in jail, I wasn't even aware of it for a couple of weeks. I was "ordered" by him in a letter (from jail) to deliver all of his belongings to his family, or it I would be held legally liable (felony, he says the value of his 'stuff' was over $2000). A 'veiled' threat in his letter told me we can do this the "easy way" or "hard way". I made all efforts to work with his family & finally got it all to them with the exception of heavy stuff (TV, Desk) that I was unable to lift or fit in my car. However, this was later taken to his family when I was able to have someone help. Now, several months later, he is out of jail and claims that I still have over a $1000 of his property. He again is warning me about the legal penalty of "theft" of his possessions, and that I won't "hear from him" next time. I am concerned, with cause - one, for my safety, and also how can I prove I gave all the stuff to his family? This loser had at least four different residences that I [I]now]know of, unfortunately it appears I may be the best shot he has at getting $$. Any advice? Where is the 'burden of proof' here, I know his family will not be honest if it would go against him, this man (I find out later) has a prison record, and a lot of jail time locally. I believe he is on probation and I kept the letter he sent me while in jail when he ordered me to return his stuff. Half of what he is claiming, I never saw....please spare the lecture, I knew better but trusted the word of a friend and like I said, no good deed goes unpunished.