Ok so hypothetical situation here. There's a guy, let's call him Steve. Now in Steves neighbourhood there has been a recent crime spree of burglaries and among other things like money, jewellery and cars that have been stolen from Steve and his neighbours, Steve has been getting beer stolen from his bar fridge outside. Now for a completely unrelated reason Steve buys a 6 pack and poisons them and puts them in his fridge. And the next morning to Steves surprise the 6 pack is missing! He finds out the thieves took them, and if anything happens to said thieves could Steve be charged or held responsible?
Completely hypothetical of course ;)
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Steve could possibly be sued for bodily injury, in the same way that a criminal can break into your house, get shot/bit by a dog and sue. However whether Steve sees any jail time or has to pay out any money is up to the courts. If you live in a highly liberal area like california then its more probable than if you live in a gun owner type state where people are of the opinion that "trespassers will be shot and taken away in a body bag"2
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