Tuesday, April 07, 2015

People v. Guzman (Cal. Ct. App. - April 2, 2015)

The Court of Appeal says:  "The deputies conducted a patdown search of Guzman and found items commonly used as burglary tools in his pockets, including a flathead screwdriver, a long flashlight, two AA batteries, and work gloves."

I wonder if a patdown search of several of us over a weekend might find similar "burglary tools" in our possession.  Tinkering away in our garage or elsewhere.

Mind you, when the police subsequently searched our vehicles, they likely wouldn't find what they found in Mr. Guzman's car:  "27 pieces of jewelry that had been stolen two or three days earlier from a residence about a mile away."

Still, isn't it interesting how what we might characterize as "stuff we commonly carry to fix things around the house" become "burglary tools" in the hands of others.