§ 471.061  To Repeatedly Stop, Hail Down, or Beckon to Vehicles Prohibited; Exceptions; Penalties
   (a)   No person shall repeatedly stop, beckon to, or attempt to stop vehicles by hailing, waving arms, or making other bodily gestures, in or about any public place, or any place open to the public, or any private place visible from a public place, in combination with the following conduct:
   To repeatedly leave the place in a vehicle that the person has stopped, hailed down or beckoned to, and to return a short time later, in less than an hour, to the same or another public place, or any place open to the public, or any private place visible from a public place, to repeat the same behaviors.
   (b)   No person shall repeatedly stop, beckon to, or attempt to stop vehicles by hailing, waving arms, or making other bodily gestures, by waving arms, or making other bodily gestures, in or about any public place, or any place open to the public, or any private place visible from a public place, in combination with the following conduct:
      (1)   To transfer small objects or packages in exchange for currency or any other thing of value; or
      (2)   To carry small objects or packages in the mouth and to transfer such objects or packages to another person for currency or any other thing of value, or to swallow or attempt to swallow the objects or packages if approached by a law enforcement officer.
   (c)   This section does not apply to any person who stops, beckons to, or attempts to stop vehicles due to emergency, or to warn drivers of danger, or to engage transportation for hire.
   (d)   The requisite culpability or intent for the offenses defined in this section is knowingly. As used in this section, “knowingly” has the same meaning as in Section 601.07.
   (e)   Whoever violates divisions (a) or (b) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree on the first offense, and a misdemeanor of the first degree on each subsequent offense.
(Ord. No. 1217-02. Passed 6-10-02; eff. 6-14-02)