A has entered B's land for lawful purposes. B commands A to leave, but B parks his ATV behind A's vehicle, obstructing its only avenue of backing out to drive away (there are three other cars parked next to A's vehicle). A refuses to leave the land without his vehicle.

Would A's refusal to leave without his vehicle still expose him to a criminal trespass charge?

Edit for the two commenters: 1. it was a clip I saw from Minnesota that prompted the question. 2. The ATV already belongs to land possessor B. The question is whether A can lawfully refuse to leave B's land when B boxes in A's car so that A cannot leave the property unless the car is left there.

  • In which jurisdiction?
    – Peter M
    Commented Feb 18 at 22:12
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    The question body asks a different question than the topic line. Are you asking if B is within their rights to seize the ATV, or are you asking whether A is within their rights to refuse to leave under those circumstances?
    – Sneftel
    Commented Feb 18 at 22:19


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