What did he say? Does he still have the parts for sale? I would get the police involved
That is illegal to do in IL. You cant record someone without their permission FYI.If I might make a suggestion as well: try to record the conversation, preferably without him knowing. If he admits to taking and selling the parts on tape, you have evidence then if anything goes awry.
Well he said they are already painted, so he really doesnt need the $200 back. you could file charges and get reparations back but I would just get the parts back and never see this guy again.Good progress. And the stolen parts thing.. just anonymously arrange a meet [better if you found out where he is staying] and bring a few friends. Don't drive your car and bring 2 cars to block him off. Unless he's as big as Brock Lesnar, he'll know what to do.. doubt you'll get your 2 bills back though..
That sucks man.
Like everyone has suggested, try bringing friends with u and have someone call and setup the meeting from their phone. I'd suggest hanging back at the meeting until u know for sure that's the douche and just show up.
Either that or have someone follow him home.
You guys are facebook friends? Try getting ahold of one of his friends or aquaintances and see if u can obtain an address or a place of work. Don't tell them the situation just make up some other excuse.
Best of luck