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1 THIEF/TRESPASSERS TRAPS on Mon Oct 11, 2010 12:42 am


Arresto Menor
Evil or Very Mad Idea Is it illegal to set up booby traps on one' vacant lot to discourage thieves or trespassers? The lot already is wall fenced.

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2 Re: THIEF/TRESPASSERS TRAPS on Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:42 pm


interesting question, and i'm not sure. our local jurisprudence states that shooting a thief who is clearly not posing a threat is considered a crime. the case was a security guard who shot a thief who was holding stolen goods with both hands.

i have read an article that in the USA, a thief was electrocuted by a booby trap and the house owner was prosecuted. i don't know what was the outcome of the case.

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