The Law Office of Kurt H King

May 21, 2010

No Trespassing Warning in Missoouri

Was driving down a back road and saw this sign on a pole along the ditch–

This property protected by Biting Dogs and Automatic Shotguns.

The “property”  looks to be a declining large older home on acreage with a non-gated driveway.

If the sign is real and not just a bluff, then it asks for trouble, particularly if a person pulled up the driveway to ask directions or for some other legitimate reason.  Such  an uninvited person–i.e., a trespasser–who is no threat to the property or anyone who lives on the property should not risk attack by dog or gun.  The property owner who actually protects his property in this way should beware of being sued by an unsuspecting harmless trespasser in many situations.

 

Kurt H. King
Law Office of Kurt H. King
816.781.6000
20 E. Franklin
Liberty, Clay County, Missouri 64068
http://www.kurthking.com

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