UPDATE: I had a cousin who invited me to his car ride. We are now bringing over the equipment to the office. We will not leave until we see my former employer. I also have a turnover document with me, which I will make them sign. That and a demand letter for them to pay me. Notarized. Thank you for the help guys, and I apologize for my rude tone.
I have edited the question to emphasize the important points of my situation. Please bear with me.
I have officially resigned from the startup I was with.
Needless to say, I need to turnover my equipment immediately. However, I am so financially hard up that I am practically trapped in my house. I cannot give the equipment to my former employer. Let me emphasize please. I don't. Have. Money.
(Apparently, it comes across that I do, but no. My internet is prepaid. I have already paid for all my bills. My living expenses have sucked the rest of my funds before I resigned. Most importantly, I am actively looking for a job within walking distance from my house)
Yet s/he insists that I return the equipment immediately. Only then s/he will give my salary after a few months.
A few months! I told him/her repeatedly through emails and chat that I am in no financial position to give the equipment to him/her. That s/he has to give my money first. Yet s/he insists his/her position. It's as if they chose to be oblivious to the fact that I cannot deliver the equipment to them. Absolutely insensitive and unreasonable!
My government's Department of Labor and Employment mandates that my employer has to pay my salary immediately, no promissory notes, as soon as my contract has ended no matter how it ended. It is my employer who should fulfill their end of the bargain first, especially that several days have passed since the supposed payday.
So I finally offered to invite them to my house, and give them the equipment, but then only after they give me my full salary. So far no response. I doubt that they have read it. Their domain was suspended.
I'm expecting the worst from them. They will probably visit my house, not bring my salary, barge right in and take the equipment by force. Which is why (I am taking) have already taken the equipment to my village's captain's office (walking distance from my house.) That way they cannot harass me or my family without them facing serious repercussions. More importantly, so that I can prove to any court that I have no intention of stealing the equipment.
I am very, very angry at their unprofessional, unreasonable behavior. Especially that they have ignored some of my messages again and again. Should I call them out on this in any correspondence? Or should I just press charges for their lack of response?