Chapter 110 OFFENSES. (updated 1-8-07)
Section 110-13 CONCEALMENT OF MERCHANDISE ON STORE PREMISES.
A. Whoever, without authority, willfully conceals the goods or merchandise of
within the municipality, while still upon the premises of such store shall be deemed guilty of a
B. A merchant, agent or employee of the merchant, who causes the arrest of any
pursuant to the provisions of Subsection A of this section, shall not be held civilly liable for
unlawful detention, slander, malicious prosecution, false imprisonment, false arrest or assault
and battery of the person so arrested, whether such arrest takes place on the premises of the
merchant or after close pursuit of such premises by such merchant, his agent or employee,
provided that in causing the arrest of such person, the merchant, agent or employee of the
merchant had, at the time of such arrest, probable cause to believe that the person committed
willful concealment of goods or merchandise.
C. As used in Subsections A and B, the following terms shall have the meanings
AGENTS OF THE MERCHANT - Include attendants at any parking lot owned or leased by
the merchant or generally used by customers of the merchant through any contract or agreement
between the owner of the parking lot and the merchant*.
* Editor's Note: Former Sec. 19-15, Curfew for minors under eighteen years of
immediately followed this subsection, is included as Ch. 62, Curfew, of this chapter.