Torts and Crimes

Torts and Crimes

Michael, a former employee of AutoNation Ford,  entered the repair shop, claiming that the company owed him $560 in back wages.  Michael argued with the general manager, Bill.  After several minutes, Bill ordered Michael off the property.  Michael refused to leave, so Bill told two mechanics escort him off the property.  Michael ran to his truck, but on the way, he grabbed some electronic parts valued over $500 and drove away.  Michael refused to return the parts until he was paid.

  • Discuss whether Michael has committed any torts or crimes
  • If the mechanics had forcibly kicked Michael off the property, would the two mechanics or AutoNation Ford be guilty of assault and battery?  Explain.