642.08  CRIMINAL DAMAGING OR ENDANGERING; VEHICULAR VANDALISM.
   (a)   Criminal Damaging or Endangering.
      (1)   No person shall cause or create a substantial risk of physical harm to any property of another without the other person's consent:
         A.   Knowingly, by any means; or
         B.   Recklessly, by means of fire, explosion, flood, poison gas, poison, radioactive material, caustic or corrosive material, or other inherently dangerous agency or substance.
      (2)   Whoever violates this division (a) is guilty of criminal damaging or endangering, a misdemeanor of the second degree.  If violation of this division (a) creates a risk of physical harm to any person, criminal damaging or endangering is a misdemeanor of the first degree.  If the property involved in a violation of this division (a) is an aircraft, an aircraft engine, propeller, appliance, spare part, or any other equipment or implement used or intended to be used in the operation of an aircraft and if the violation creates a risk of physical harm to any person, criminal damaging or endangering is a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate State law.  If the property involved in a violation of this division (a) is an aircraft, an aircraft engine, propeller, appliance, spare part, or any other equipment or implement used or intended to be used in the operation of an aircraft and if the violation creates a substantial risk of physical harm to any person or if the property involved in a violation of this division (a) is an occupied aircraft, criminal damaging or endangering is a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate State law.
(ORC 2909.06)
   (b)   Vehicular Vandalism.
      (1)   As used in this division (b):
         A.   "Alley," "street," and "vehicle" have the same meanings as in Ohio R.C. 4511.01.
         B.   "Highway" means any highway as defined in Ohio R.C. 4511.01 or any lane, road, street, alley, bridge, or overpass.
         C.   "Vessel" and "waters in this State" have the same meanings as in Ohio R.C. 1546.01.
      (2)   No person shall knowingly, and by any means, drop or throw any object at, onto, or in the path of any of the following:
         A.   Any vehicle on a highway;
         B.   Any boat or vessel on any of the waters in this State.
      (3)   Whoever violates this division (b) is guilty of vehicular vandalism.  Except as otherwise provided in this division (b)(3), vehicular vandalism is a misdemeanor of the first degree. If the violation of this division (b) creates a substantial risk of physical harm to any person or the violation of this division (b) causes serious physical harm to property, vehicular vandalism is a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate State law. If the violation of this division (b) causes physical harm to any person or serious physical harm to any person, vehicular vandalism is a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate State law.
(ORC 2909.09)
Statutory reference:
   Disrupting public services, felony offense, see Ohio R.C. 2909.04
   Railroad grade crossing device vandalism, see Ohio R.C. 2909.101
   Railroad vandalism, see Ohio R.C. 2909.10
   Vandalism, felony offense, see Ohio R.C. 2909.05