Law: Theft of Makoto’s Laptop Computer
The following situations are similar (all involve the theft of Makoto’s laptop computer), yet they represent different crimes. Identify the three crimes, noting the differences among them.
- While passing Makoto’s house one night, Sarah see a laptop computer left unattended on Makoto’s porch. Sarah takes the computer, carries it home, and tells everyone she owns it.
- While passing Makoto’s house one night, Sarah sees Makoto outside with a laptop computer. Holding Makoto at gunpoint, Sarah forces him to give up the computer. Then Sarah runs away with it.
- While passing Makoto’s house one night, Sarah sees a laptop computer on a desk near a window. Sarah breaks the lock on the front door, enters, and leaves with the computer.