roommate kicked me out holding my belongings
I believed that a man was following me home at night on 1/4/2010 on the bus. I called my roommate to ask what should I do this guy is following me home. He told me to alert the bus driver (which i did) and
to not go home. I got off the bus a few stops ahead of my regular bus stop and I went home. I believed the male was in my house. I called 911 they came to check it out, but when I went to greet the policemen I locked my keys inside. My roommate then refused to come and let me in (my roomie was not home at the time). Since he wouldnt let me in I had to have one of my friends pick me up from the police station because I was locked out and I wasnt going to wait in the cold.
The next day. I called my roomie to find out when he would be home. He told me that I could get my stuff and get out. I didnt contest because it was a bad situation anyways. He owes 4000 (I saw this evidence, we recieved an eviction notice) to the management company for past due months and I know he wasnt paying rent with my money. I know this because I gave him a check for rent in the name of the management company for december rent and it sat there. I saw the check the day (1/4/2010) that the incident happened.
Later, I met with him to get some of my belongings and go to my sisters house in wisconsin because he would not allow me to stay at the house. The day I got kicked out was 1/5/2010. My ex roomie is saying that I need to pay him $650 for the rent, late fees (he owes 4000- tons of late fees, and never had the rent money either), and other stuff that I owe.
When I ask him for evidence of the late fees he says he has it, but never sends it over (shouldnt the late fees be split and not on me 100%). He is trying to stick me with two weeks of rent, which I dont believe I owe him because he kicked me out. Legally, I know that I am not obligated to pay him anything because he kicked me out the day rent was due (his bad not mine). I did not leave on my terms. He kicked me out. So why should I pay.
I want to get my stuff out of there but hes saying I need to have a check in his name or cash in order to retrieve my belongings. Im not on the lease, the address is not on my id. How can I get my stuff back??? Cant get a police escort. Dont have money to take him to court.