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People v. Staples
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Under an assumed name, Defendant rented office space directly over a bank. During the pre-rental period while the landlord was making repairs to the office space, Defendant brought in drilling tools, gas tanks, blowtorch, and rugs. Defendant commenced drilling holes in the floor of the office space but stopped before they went through the floor. The landlord notified the police and turned over the tools and equipment to them. Defendant was found guilty of attempted burglary and appealed.
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