on May 28, 2016 at 4:27 PM
Hahaha, love it!
on June 4, 2016 at 12:43 AM
Does it make a difference that he’s *leaving* things and not taking them away?
on November 19, 2016 at 2:34 PM
Not really, breaking and entering is a separate crime from theft.
on December 15, 2017 at 6:26 AM
This is great.
on April 3, 2018 at 1:29 AM
He might be able to beat the charge, actually. B&E has three defining elements:
1. The breaking (or forced entry; walking in through an already open doorway weakens this argument a bit)
2. The Entering (If you don’t physically go inside, then breaking a door down is just vandalism.)
3. Criminal intent (If you smash in the window of a burning building and crawl inside to rescue a baby, you haven’t committed a crime.)
Santa might be able to get the charges dropped if he can prove the 3rd point.
on February 12, 2021 at 11:58 PM
I suspect a court would find that coming in through a non-standard method might satisfy both the breaking and entering. And since the entire household is asleep, he is going to be hard pressed to show his entrance was to aid someone in distress.
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