(a) Any person is guilty of a misdemeanor who maliciously uses any service provided by a communications common carrier with intent to terrorize, frighten, intimidate, threaten, harass, molest or annoy any person, including 911 emergency dispatchers, or to disturb the peace and quiet of any person, including 911 emergency dispatchers by any of the following:
(1) Threatening physical harm or damage to any person or property in the course of a telephone conversation;
(2) Falsely and deliberately reporting by telephone or telegraph message that any person has been injured, has suddenly taken ill, has suffered death, or has been the victim of a crime, or of an accident;
(3) Deliberately refusing or failing to disengage a connection between a telephone and another telephone or between a telephone and other equipment provided for the transmission of messages by telephone, thereby interfering with any communications service;
(4) Using any vulgar, indecent, obscene or offensive language or suggesting any lewd or lascivious act in the course of a telephone conversation.
(1) Any person who violates this division is guilty of a misdemeanor which is punishable by imprisonment for not more than ninety (90) days, or a maximum fine of five hundred dollars ($500.00), or both.
(2) Each day that the violation continues shall constitute a separate violation for the purpose of the Court imposing punishment under this division.
(Ord. 3341, passed 10-14-1996)