Burglary, Penal Code 459
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Penal Code § 459. Every person who enters any house, room, apartment, tenement, shop, warehouse,
store, mill, barn, stable, outhouse or other building, tent, vessel, as
defined in Section 21 of the Harbors and Navigation Code, floating home,
as defined in subdivision (d) of Section 18075.55 of the Health and Safety
Code, railroad car, locked or sealed cargo container, whether or not mounted
on a vehicle, trailer coach, as defined in Section 635 of the Vehicle
Code, any house car, as defined in Section 362 of the Vehicle Code, inhabited
camper, as defined in Section 243 of the Vehicle Code, vehicle as defined
by the Vehicle Code, when the doors are locked, aircraft as defined by
Section 21012 of the Public Utilities Code, or mine or any underground
portion thereof, with intent to commit grand or petit larceny or any felony
is guilty of burglary. As used in this chapter, "inhabited"
means currently being used for dwelling purposes, whether occupied or
not. A house, trailer, vessel designed for habitation, or portion of a
building is currently being used for dwelling purposes if, at the time
of the burglary, it was not occupied solely because a natural or other
disaster caused the occupants to leave the premises.