Sorta a rant but errr....
Complicated situation I'm in, but a good friend (well was now) has been stealing loads of stuff from other friends, and I've tried talking to him and making him confess but he denies all the accusations I've thrown at him. The accusations I've thrown are the following, and why I accused him of them:
- Ipod went missing from a friends house when there were only a few of us, I knew all of them well except one guy who I'll call. At first I suspected guy but then later it came to my attention that was spotted with the exact same iPod that went missing, and earlier this week I saw him with it.
I asked him where he got it from, and he said he borrowed it from his friend. I regarded this as a complete lie because he already has an iPod, and why would someone borrow an iPod, or lend someone one?
- A phone went missing which we matched IMEI numbers up and the guys who it previously was, (well it was his mums work phone, important NHS psychiatrist details were on the sim and the sim was destroyed so my friends mum risks losing her job for this). He still denied the other thefts I accused him of.
- He stole another friends t shirt and sold it to a guy for a fiver which he confessed to and he said he doesn't regret it. I strongly suggested that he should buy her a new one or the one back seeing as he sold it to a friend. He said he doesn't care. I found this extremely annoying as he has no regard for anyone else apart from himself.
- On New Years Eve, the guys party we were at had £40 worth of HMV vouchers which were a Christmas present from his mother go missing. He knew and trusted everyone else there apart from this bloke who's been accused of stealing other stuff, and with the previous evidence presented, I think we can safely say it is him.
So now since he won't admit to it and there's no evidence to prove it was him, I need to get the Ipod and the vouchers back or their monetary value. He still has the iPod. Also I need to get the t shirt back to the girl or money to buy a new one. I've tried reasoning with him but he's an absolute tw*t so it's not going so well.
My question is, would it be OK and understandable to steal the items back from him along with funds to cover the stuff I'm unable to retrieve? The girl whose t shirt got nicked wants to get him beaten up and all and I said first we should try to get the items back and then decide his punishment, but he seems impossible to reason so maybe she might be right with the violence. But meh, the retrieving the items back is the main priority at the moment.