My ex-boyfriend refuses to return an Apple MacBook laptop (worth about $1000), a small collection of about 15-20 books (all loaned to him by me during our relationship), as well as some jewelry of mine that I had left with him before the breakup. I have asked him numerous times to return everything. He agreed over e-mail to return these possessions about 3 months ago but has since refused to ship them to me. I need to know if I can take any kind of legal action against him for unfairly keeping my possessions. He has told me I have no case for small claims court and that he does not feel like giving any of these things back to me. He currently resides in Concord, CA. What legal action can I take to regain possession of these items?I do not have the receipts for any of the property, BUT I have e-mails between him and I in which he states that the property belongs to me and that he will return it. He has recently told me that if I try to take legal action he will file a harassment suit against me for the e-mails I sent him in trying to get my things. This is absurd but if someone could tell me if he could really do this I'd appreciate it.