It is unlawful for any person to damage, molest, tamper with, remove, relocate or destroy any utility service equipment or facilities, including but not limited to the electric and telephone systems. It is also unlawful for any person to connect or attach any kind of pipe, wire or other contrivance to any pipe, line, wire or other conductor carrying gas, water or electricity and belonging to a public utility, whether publicly or privately owned, in a manner as to enable him or her to consume or use the gas, water or electricity without it passing through the meter or any other way so as to evade payment therefor.
(Prior Code, § 11-211) Penalty, see § 10.99