I got a reply from the officer in charge about 6 months ago with her conversation with Lee:
Lee - "He stated no time limit."
Officer - "Ok."
And I have yet to hear from him. I've e-mailed him asking to send my stuff back, no matter the condition, and I won't go after him for the money ($550) that I've already paid him (paid in full). No reply yet....and with my experience, I don't think I'm gonna get one. However, I plan on e-mailing him once every few months.