As a former law enforcement officer, I have seen the following scenario occur once or twice before. A police officer gets a tip from someone that their neighbor is in possession of stolen property, and they went to investigate at the person’s home. The person has not been arrested for theft; instead, he was issued paperwork by his employer authorizing them to look through his truck; however, when the police arrived (after hours), they found an open container of alcohol inside which violated their own ordinance prohibiting open containers of alcohol on private property. They arrested him for violating this ordinance without first obtaining search warrants as required under state law. The defendant should be able to claim entrapment if he can show that there was no reasonable expectation that something illegal would be found during the initial investigation into whether or not this person had any alleged stolen items in his possession.