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Name: In re Nicholas Y.
Case #: B142520
Court: CA Court of Appeal
District 2 DCA
Division: 4
Opinion Date: 12/21/2000
Subsequent History: Rev. den. 4/11/01
Summary

Writing on the glass window of a projection booth of a motion picture theater constitutes defacing, and therefore vandalism within the meaning of Penal Code section 594, even where the writing can be wiped off. The defacing is not required to be permanent. It would be irrational to hold that a marker on glass is not defacement, while paint on stucco is.