Home Alone Booby Traps Are Completely Legal Argues Defense Attorney

Some of Kevin McCallister’s creative traps in Home Alone are very dangerous and potentially deadly, but they don’t seem to be banned. On Twitter, defense attorney Mike Buresh plunged into the film’s legality through a series of tweets to determine whether what Kevin was doing was indeed legal. Because Home Alone is based in Chicago, Buresh enacted Illinois law and finally determined that the eight-year-old suspect had not broken the law.

The provision in the Illinois law allowing the use of force to defend a home is sufficiently permissive.

Kevin’s internal actions, the heated handle on the front door and the flashlight on the back door, formed a force that could cause death or serious injury.

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– Mike Buresh (@MikeBuresh) 25 December 2020

The provision in Illinois law allowing the use of force to defend a home is permissive enough, Buresh said. Kevin’s internal actions, the heated handle on the front door and the flashlight on the back door, formed a force that could cause death or serious injury. However, these acts were permitted under Article 7(2)(a)(2) because he reasonably believed that his acts were [necessary] to prevent the commission of a crime in the home, i.e. burglary (crime of class 1).

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Counsel adds that after these extensive meetings, Harry and Marv clearly expressed their intention to use personal force against Kevin, making Kevin’s subsequent actions eligible for Article 7-2(a)(1). At the time, Kevin’s actions were also allowed 7 to 1 because his actions were necessary to prevent death or serious bodily harm to himself or to commit a violent crime (burglary).

Buresh also refers to what seems to have sparked the debate, a recent tweet by Matt Topic on Twitter. In a tweet Theme claims that Kevin is a vigilante after watching the two original Home Alone films. He claims that he could have gone to the police instead of building traps, and that he therefore has no right to valid self-defence.

Yeah, he’s a minor and probably won’t be tried as an adult. I don’t think he can claim self-defense, because in both movies he had ample opportunity to go to the police. But someone smarter than me, or someone who practices criminal law, can’t agree with that? @MikeBuresh, what do you think?

– Subject Matt (@mvtopic) 25. December 2020

For its part, Buresh does not believe in this argument. Instead, counsel relies on J.D.B. v. North Carolina, in which the Supreme Court ruled that what is appropriate through a minor’s prism must be seen, not what an adult would consider appropriate. As a young boy who truly believed that not wanting a family made them disappear, Kevin’s actions are still justified, according to Buresh.

Kevin’s belief that he caused his family’s disappearance and that he was solely responsible for protecting the house without police help must be viewed through the prism of a reasonable 8-year-old child and is therefore reasonable. Merry Christmas, you filthy beasts, Buresh writes.

If Kevin’s traps only kill potential burglars in real life, it’s hard to imagine a child being arrested for defending his home. The wet thugs made it clear to Kevin that they didn’t want to take any more valuables and that they hoped to get hold of him personally to do something to him that I don’t know. If facial painting can prevent a child from being abducted at Christmas, then we all have to agree that it’s worth it. In any case, with the legality declared by Buresh, it is clearer than ever that Kevin has not broken the law. This information comes from Mike Buresh on Twitter.

Kevin’s belief that he caused his family’s disappearance and that he was solely responsible for protecting the house without police help must be viewed through the prism of a reasonable 8-year-old child and is therefore reasonable.

Merry Christmas, you animals.

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– Mike Buresh (@MikeBuresh) 25 December 2020

Topics: Home alone.

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