State v. Hafford

In State v. Hafford, 252 Conn. 274, 311-13, 746 A.2d 150, cert. denied, 531 U.S. 855, 121 S. Ct. 136, 148 L. Ed. 2d 89 (2000), the Court determined that the trial court in that case reasonably could have concluded that a rear utility room at a gasoline station's convenience store was a separate unit and, therefore, a "building" under 53a-100 (a) (1). The court based its decision on the fact that the utility room was a separately unit distinct from the convenience store, it was not visible from the outside, it could be reached only by crossing the station's three bay garage area, it had a business purpose that was different from that of the convenience store, and painted on the door of the rear utility room were the words "Private, Employees Only." Id., at 312-13.