Haiku huh...Damn shame. We all encounter sc*m-bags in this hobby. Many who talk a big game, jerk people around and /or steal..A low life is exactly that. Many pretend to be loyal, honest and even your friend and once trust is "earned" they stab u in the back and sometimes in the front. These people ain't worth spit. The problem is that they know this and do these types of things because they are miserable human beings and/or to make themselves feel better about how pathetic their life really is... Good luck Will, I hope you get your stuff back. You don't owe anything to anyone. All you can do is learn from this and move on.
Sometimes it's better to be lucky than good. I'm both