A.   Unlawfully Using Services: It shall be 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 such a manner as to enable him to consume or use the gas, water or electricity without it passing through the meter, or in any other way so as to evade payment therefor. It shall further be unlawful for any person to connect to and receive cable service without proper authority and without paying for such service.
   B.   Tampering With Systems: It is also unlawful for any person to damage, molest, tamper with, or destroy any pipe, line, wire, meter or any other part of any public utility, including telegraph and telephone systems and cable service. (1980 Code § 22-148; amd. 2003 Code)