IF you can prove what you say, you may have one heck of a lawsuit against the landlord. You also might have grounds to file a criminal complaint with the police against him. Go see a local landlord tenant attorney to learn you exact rights and options. You don't have to put up with this sort of behavior from a landlord. Good luck.
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Yes if you can prove it. File a police report against the landlord and this person. In Pennsylvania you have a right to sue under the landlord tenant act if a landlord comes into possession of items of yours without a court order. It may be able to be construed that the landlord directed this person to take the items. You should consult with an attorney. Feel free to contact me
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From what you have written, this landlord has GREATLY exceeded his legal rights. Gather all of your evidence and make an appointment with a local Landlord-Tenant lawyer.
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