My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California, San Bernardino
I used to share an apartment with somebody. He and I got into an argument, and one day I came home to find he'd had the lock on the front door changed. He wouldn't give me my stuff until I signed a roommate release form and threatened to call the police if I argued with him and said other ugly things. Well, I didn't want to live with this guy anymore, so I signed. And he couldn't find another roommate and ended up on the hook for the entire rent, utilities, Wi-Fi, etc., so he shot himself in the foot. I never even thought about coming back.
But isn't holding people's stuff hostage like this illegal? This was back in January.