Auburn police arrest man in possession of burglary tools

Oct 31, 2011 Full story: Alabama Live

The Auburn police arrested a 25-year-old Opelika man early Monday morning and charged him with possession of burglary tools.

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2DaYYYY

Auburn, AL

#1 Oct 31, 2011
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Since: Jul 10

Any town USA

#2 Oct 31, 2011
Hmmm...burglary tools...I wonder how that will hold up in court. They need to prove intent and if they don't have it, then the police just caused a very expensive counter suit.

I am sure that anyone with a vehicle and toolbox on said vehicle could be considered carrying burglary tools.

Seems like a big stretch Auburn PD!
tyre4

Auburn, AL

#3 Nov 2, 2011
depends on what combination of tools.. it would be sad if he was just a handyman who smiled at a cops wife.

if he has something to unlock cars or something, who knows

Since: Jul 10

Any town USA

#4 Nov 2, 2011
tyre4 wrote:
depends on what combination of tools.. it would be sad if he was just a handyman who smiled at a cops wife.
if he has something to unlock cars or something, who knows
Actually, it doesn't depend on the combo of tools. It depends on the combo of charges. If he was tresspassing with the tools then he's done. But just looking suspicious isn't enough to be charged with burglary tools. I am willing to bet, if there were no other charges filed, he walks. Police have to prove intent in front of the judge and if they say he was driving around the block numberous times, that is not enough.

A burglary tools charge has to go hand in hand with another charge.

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