Possession of Burglary Tools (Screwdriver) in New York

In People v. Borrero, 26 NY2d 430, 434, 259 NE2d 902, 311 NYS2d 475 [1970], the defendant was observed forcefully prying open the window of a parked vehicle with a screwdriver and, when approached by another man, said a few words and suddenly put the screwdriver under his jacket and walked away. The Court of Appeals found this evidence sufficient to warrant the inference that the defendant was not the owner of the vehicle who had merely locked himself out but was attempting to break into a car he did not own and thus possessed the screwdriver with the requisite intent to charge him with possession of burglar's tools.