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Hypothetical Scenario
« on: March 03, 2014, 08:13:49 PM »
Here's the scenario:

Your vehicle is parked in a carport at a townhouse development; no garage door and enclosed on three sides, open to the alleyway.

Multiple thieves enter the carport, jack up the vehicle and systematically remove the tires & wheels, and let the vehicle back down on the brake rotors.  Assume that each tire & wheel is valued at approximately $450.00 for a total value of $1,800.00.  There is no readily apparent attempt to enter the interior of the vehicle.

If the vehicle owner interrupts this theft in progress, and the thieves break and run, can the owner discharge his weapon at them in an attempt to stop them?

Many thanks!
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Re: Hypothetical Scenario
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2014, 11:05:37 AM »
With regard to any property crime, if the perpetrator is no longer a threat to the property or is not carrying any property away with them, a person is not justified in shooting at them.

It is only when the perpetrator is running away with property or is continuing to engage in a criminal act that the law allows a justified shooting.

Thank you for your question.
« Last Edit: December 31, 1969, 06:00:00 PM by Guest »