If someone crazy holds someone to gun point for exactly $0.01, is this still a burglary?

I mean what is a penny? Suppose that’s all the ransom was for a penny

Would this meet the criteria for a burglary charge or not?

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Pointing a gun at someone is called assault with a deadly weapon with the intent to kill or inflict serious injury.  Burglary unlawful entry into a building or other property for the purposes of committing an offence regardless if anything is taken or not. 

    To answer your question, by definition pointing a gun at someone and demanding money is NOT burglary, it's armed robbery.  Ransom?  If you kidnap someone and demand $0.01 ransom, it's still kidnapping.  What does $0.01 have to do with anything?  

    Yes $0.01 isn't much but value has nothing to do with right and wrong, taking $0.01 that isn't yours is still wrong.    

    • don
      Lv 5
      4 weeks agoReport

      WRONG. Pointing a gun is called "brandishing a firearm" it is never assault or intent unless the gun is fired at someone and they are injured.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    You have no clue what burglary is.

    bur·gla·ry/ˈbərɡlərē/

    noun: burglary; plural noun: burglaries

        entry into a building illegally with intent to commit a crime, especially theft.    "a two-year sentence for burglary"

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  • David
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    4 weeks ago

    No, it's armed robbery.

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  • Clive
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    4 weeks ago

    That's not a burglary, that's armed robbery.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    No, when someone holds a gun to someone and demands money, that is a "robbery", not a "burglary".

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  • Eva
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    4 weeks ago

    Armed robbery, not burglary.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    It would be armed robbery, Lacretia!

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Yes it would. Some guy robbed a bank asking for a dollar because he needed medical care. 

    • Nuff Sed
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      4 weeks agoReport

      Robbery is not burglary.

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  • hamel5
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    4 weeks ago

    It would meet the criteria for assault with a deadly weapon if not armed robbery

    Burglary is breaking into a building, at night with the intention of committing a felony

    • Nuff Sed
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      4 weeks agoReport

      Under common law it was breaking and entering a dwelling of another at night with intent to commit a felony therein. Statutes have vastly expanded it to apply to nearly any building, day or night, and perhaps with intent any sort of crime therein.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    I mean yeah probably because they're still doing a crime. If they were put away for a crime it would probably be burglary.

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