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There are three potential crimes: vandalism, trespass, and fraud. A conviction on any of these counts would require the state to prove bad intent, for example you would have to prove malicious intent for vandalism, or that they knew that they had no permission to be on the roof. Their defense could be as simple as "I'm so sorry, we got the wrong address&...


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Even though it was a "mistake" they did ruin the roof "on purpose" - their intention WAS to destroy (strip) the roof. No. Their intention was to repair the roof and improve the property. That damage was done was entirely accidental. Most jurisdictions require malicious intent, but even those who don't require the damage to be intentional....


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