Gas thieves 3 nights in a row

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by derbydon, Mar 18, 2010.

  1. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    "The “Castle Doctrine” bill removes the “duty to retreat” if an individual is attacked in his or her home, vehicle, place of business or any other place he or she has a legal right to be. This legislation also states that victims may use necessary force to defend themselves against the attacker
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  2. cgaengineer

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  3. laxman3221

    laxman3221 LawnSite Member
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    Yes I just said that. Yes, that is exactly what he is going to say and you will be liable for his injuries. Do you really think a thief cares that he might be charged with burglary when his attorney is gonna rape you for big bucks? And yes, you will probably be harassed by the man and arrested since in most states it is considered a FELONY to set bobby traps that cause injury.

    Here is the legal definition for you:

    "A booby trap may be defined as any concealed or camouflaged device designed to cause bodily injury when triggered by any action of a person making contact with the device. This term includes guns, ammunition, or explosive devices attached to trip wires or other triggering mechanisms, sharpened stakes, nails, spikes, electrical devices, lines or wires with hooks attached, and devices for the production of toxic fumes or gases.

    If a person sets up such a trap to protect his/her property, he/she will be liable for any injury or death even to an unwanted intruder such as a burglar. It is illegal to set a booby trap on one's own property to prevent intruders.


    Case law: Katko v. Briney
     
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  4. cgaengineer

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    A bear trap is not a booby trap...it was set to catch coyotes, it just so happens a thief was captured instead.
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  5. C & T Landscaping

    C & T Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
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    ^ Yeah I totally agree!! LMAO
     
  6. cgaengineer

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    Total accident...wrong place at the wrong time.
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  7. laxman3221

    laxman3221 LawnSite Member
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    ^keeping lawyers well feed since 1971
     
  8. tallrick

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    A friend has been having a lot of problems with fuel being stolen from his truck. So tall rick decided to mix up an extra special batch. Junk gas with butyl alcohol, veggie oil, waste hydraulic oil and a touch of lye for good measure. My friend was running his truck from a fuel tank hidden in the truck tool box. Turns out that a neighbor had some mysterious truck troubles. Oh so sad, he has to have a shop remove the fuel tanks, and the injectors are not feeling too well. The diesel dixie chopper is also mysteriously out of service. Oh my, what terrible luck. I am against the razor blade fuel caps but shooting a theif who threatens one's life is perfectly fine. Either special fuel or a high voltage experience is my style. The high voltage excitement is also so special because once disconnected, it is impossible to trace. A good friend used it to stop the metal grabbers. They stole his awnings and tried to steal the carport. Rebolting the carport with plastic washers and a nylon column bases allowed a fine 480V transformer to be connected by clip to a wire inside the home. No more metal grabbers in the area.
     
  9. Chilehead

    Chilehead LawnSite Bronze Member
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    So you set up something without the intention (wink, wink) of it being a trap to protect property from intruders. Be creative. Plant some blackberries. They are extremely thorny and will grow quite dense. What police officer is going to contest something as innocent as berries? I mean, really.
     
  10. laxman3221

    laxman3221 LawnSite Member
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    Planting a bush isn't a booby trap. In fact many security consultants recommend thorny bushes under windows or near fences.



    Razor blades, electricity and so on is asking for trouble over some gas.
     

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