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It is still legally theft though to sell stuff belonging to someone else even if it happens to be in your garage.

For it to not be theft you need an agreement which says he may sell it.

You might be right, in the sense that I probably cannot make profit from your stuff you left in my house, although I'm not sure about it.

But imagine this scenario: I don't know you, but I dump a pile of stuff in your backyard. A lot of stuff, with some relatively valuable stuff in it, like copper.

You get home and what? Are you expected by the law to put your sweat and/or money to get rid of that stuff from your backyard?

Or is it perfectly legal to call somebody which will clean that up for you in exchange for the value of the stuff? They might even profit from that (after all that's profit in exchange for work)

No one jumped a fence to place things in Instagram's back yard. They were invited in and told to leave things there.

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