Act that causes apprehension or fear of imminent battery. Victim must know of act.
Restatement (Second) § 21. Assault.
(1) An actor is subject to liability to another for assault if
(a) he acts intending to cause a harmful or offensive contact with the person of the other or a third person, or an imminent apprehension of such a contact, and
(b) the other is thereby put in such imminent apprehension.
Defendant acts (conduct) with the purpose (intent) of causing a harmful or offensive (under the circumstances—Vosburg v. Putney (WI 1891)) contact with another or an imminent apprehension thereof or with knowledge to a substantial certainty that defendant’s conduct will cause such a contact or apprehension (Garratt v. Dailey (WA 1956)); and defendant’s conduct results in (causes) such a contact (injury) with the other and/or a third party (Talmage v. Smith (MI 1894)).
Unauthorized interference with another’s exclusive right to real property.