Stowell v. People
Supreme Court of Colorado
90 P.2d 520 (1939)
The Rock Island railway gave a “switch-key” to Mr. Stowell (defendant). This key opened all of the depot and freight doors in Stowell’s division. The railway did not impose any regulations regarding the key’s use. Stowell used the key to enter a freight warehouse, where he then stole two parcels. Stowell was convicted of burglary. He appealed.
Rule of Law
Holding and Reasoning (Burke, J.)
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