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The content of the tapes are intellectual property, which you both co-own. That being the case, he has no right to claim that you have stolen them from him. Further, he cannot claim theft or file charges regarding the tapes. They are just as much yours as they are his. If he wants to gain possession
of the tapes, then he would have to file a civil lawsuit. Further, the actual tapes are your physical property. He cannot allege you stole something that actually belonged to you.
As far as getting your own stuff back, there are a few ways you can go about this as it depends on he actually got the property from you. If he stole the property from you, then you can call the police and file charges. If you left the property at his home when you were staying with him, then you could ask the police to accompany you to his home to allow you to retrieve your property (tell them it is a domestic dispute and that you are afraid he will be violent). Also, you can file a civil suit against him in small claims
court to have the court order him to return the property or to pay you the value of the property.
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