So I bought a 2004 Impreza WRX. Car is prestine. Got it off of craigslist. I got the loan, my bank sent a check to pay off the lein and make their lein and sent the remainder check to the owner. Now the owner says that they aren't giving me the car until the check clears!!!!
It's a friggin cashiers check for $9k. In the meantime, I am the legal owner of the car and they coudl wreck the thing and I woudl be stuck. It could take a week or better for the check to clear. I told them to just verify the check and I'd make the 2.5 hr drive to get the car. But the fella is being pretty persistant that he is not giving me the car till the check clears.
I'm thinking of getting my loan papers, the title and the power of attorney letter he signed relinquishing the ownership of the car to me and going to his house with the police. It is my car and he cannot legally hold it. But I don't want to piss the guy off in the meantime for obvious reasons.
What should I do?