Crimes Against Persons and Property

The following discussion comes from your week 7 readings. Outside research to address these issues is
encouraged. I would suggest using the online library for additional sources of information and research. In
addition, I would recommend utilizing the legal studies program guide. Please remember to cite your
Mary ran a watch repair shop. A customer brought her a very unusual and costly watch to repair. Mary knew
that she could not fix the watch, but out of curiosity, she wanted to inspect it. Therefore, she told the customer
that she could do the job and took the watch.
Michael rented the shop and also an apartment above the shop to Mary. That night as Michael happened by,
he saw a light on in the shop and finding the door unlocked, decided to investigate. While looking around the
shop, Michael spotted the watch. Supposing that the watch belonged to Mary, and recalling that she was much
behind in her rent, Michael decided to take the watch and keep it until Mary paid.
Just as Michael was leaving the shop, Mary entered. Afraid of an altercation, Michael tossed her the watch and
ran out. He was already well beyond throwing distance when Mary, by now enraged, picked up a heavy
pendulum weight and hurled it at Michael. The weight fell harmlessly to the ground.
Using the Model Penal Code- Answer the following:
Did Mary commit Embezzlement, Theft, Larceny or Robbery with respect to the watch? Discuss why.
Remember to support your position.
Did Mary commit an Assault, a Battery, or an “Assault and Battery” against Michael? Discuss why. Remember
to support your position

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