Chapter 110 OFFENSES. (updated 1-8-07)
Section 110-31 UNLAWFUL ACTS WITH REGARD TO VEHICLES, BOATS, AND VESSELS.
A. Any person who shall individually or in association with one (1) or
more others willfully
break, injure, tamper with or remove any part of any vehicle, boat or vessel for the purpose of
injuring, defacing or destroying such vehicle or temporarily or permanently preventing its useful
operation or for any purpose against the will or without the consent of the owner of such vehicle,
boat or vessel or who shall in any manner willfully or maliciously interfere with or prevent the
running or operation of such vehicle, boat or vessel shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
B. Any person who shall without the consent of the owner or person in charge
of a vehicle,
boat or vessel, climb into or upon such vehicle, boat or vessel, with intent to commit any crime,
malicious mischief or injury thereto or who, while a vehicle, boat or vessel is at threat and
unattended, shall attempt to manipulate any of the levers and starting crank or other device,
brakes or mechanism thereof or to set such vehicle, boat or vessel in motion, with the intent to
commit any crime, malicious mischief or injury thereto, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, except
that foregoing provision shall not apply when any such act is done in an emergency manner or in
furtherance of public safety or by or under the direction of an officer in the regulation of traffic
or performance of any other official duty.
C. The provisions of Subsections A and B above shall not apply to a bona
fide repossession of
a vehicle, boat or vessel by a holder of a lien on such vehicle, boat or vessel, or by agents or
employees of such lienholder.