Monday, February 10, 2014

People v. Lipsett (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 10, 2014)

Did you realize that it counted as "carjacking" to steal someone's dirt bike when it's sitting in a driveway at 4:00 a.m. unattended?  Or that when the owner subsequently comes out to confront the thief, and his dog (a big German Shepherd) follows thereafter, it counts as a threat to shoot "a person" under the criminal threats statute when an accomplice says "Shoot the dog"?

I certainly didn't.  But it's true.