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Discussion in 'Criminal Law Forum' started by williz, 4 January 2015.
If you take grass from a public park, is it stealing or
Technically, yes, as the land
will most likely belong to
council property. But I doubt anyone will initiate a
theft action against you. You may get a fine under council rules. As a general rule, respect signs that say "keep off the grass" or "don't pick the flowers".
Interesting question and I generally agree with @Tracy B - but media suggests police have become involved in similar situations in the UK following a complaint.
theft or stealing, is defined under the
Criminal Code as "the unauthorised removal of another’s property, with the intention of permanently depriving the owner of it" - generally non-violent in nature. Therefore technically removing grass from
council land, without their permission would amount to theft, however whether or not they would prosecute is up to them.