Michael Benza

Law’s Michael Benza discusses case where Ohio man steals leaf blower brazenly

Case Western Reserve professor discusses Ohio Supreme Court opinion
Spectrum NewsMichael Benza, professor of practice at the School of Law, said he wasn’t surprised by a Ohio Supreme Court decision finding that an Ohio man acted so brazenly when he stole a $500 leaf blower from a residence that it wasn’t considered burglary. “The charges in the case aren’t about taking an item, but how he took the item,” he said. “A prosecutor must prove every element of a burglary charge—and in this case, that involves force, deception or stealth.”