Q: Would it be theft if somebody wants to report a stolen vehicle after not giving a deadline to pay?
I have everything in writing and there's nowhere at the time i was handed over the vehicle that said I have to pay at a certain time and date. I have already given the guy $1200, $500 the night we made a deal where he'd let me pay him $2000 in installments, $200 like 3 days later when he said he'd hand it over to me but then he disappeared for 2 weeks ignoring me the whole time & when he got back in touch with me he wanted $800 more then the van would be mine. I couldn't do that, and eventually he settled for $500 on the 1st of this month but wanted the full amount later, which was $2000. I gave him the $500, he handed it over and never said when he'd expect a payment. Now he's threatening to have his father report it stolen because I don't have the $800 I'm assuming, and I won't give it to him to sell to get my $1200 back, I don't trust him to not just take off with it so I suggested he and potential buyers can come to my house or we'd all meet up but he won't go for it.
A: MORE INFO NEEDED.
IT WOULD PROBABLY BE A CRIME FOR THE FATHER TO REPORT STOLEN KNOWING SON SOLD TO YOU.
HOPEFULLY, YOU HAVE PAPERWORK TO SUPPORT SALE...TRANSFER OF TITLE ETC
IT WOULD BE CIVIL IN ALL LIKELIHOOD AND HE WOULD SUE IN SMALL CLAIMS.
HOPEFULLY, YOU HAVE DOCUMENTATION OF THE SALE.
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