I think that mainly, we're disagreeing on a definition.
Originally Posted by ccw9mm
robbery:While the woman was committing a crime, I don't believe this is the type of crime that you could justify using physical force to prevent. The cabbie had every right to follow her while on his cell phone with the police and have them come to the scene. I still think that what she did does not constitute "robbery" by legal definition. Think of it like this. You ask a plumber to come to your house and repair a faucet. He does so and then hands you a bill which, for whatever reason, you refuse to pay. Does the plumber then have the right to pick up your television and attempt to leave to satisfy the debt? No. His legal recourse is in the civil court system and calling the police. Refusal to pay for services is not the level of crime that would allow you to escalate to self-help.
1. the act, the practice, or an instance of robbing.
2. Law. the felonious taking of the property of another from his or her person or in his or her immediate presence, against his or her will, by violence or intimidation.
We all make an effort to keep this board clean and refrain from the use of foul language because we accept that we may have youngsters reading the board. I just don't want someone to think that if he mows some old lady's lawn and she refuses to pay that he has some right to go into her purse and get his money. If he does, you want to take any bets on whose going to get arrested for robbery?