(a)   No person shall:
      (1)   Obtain services, which he or she knows are available only for compensation, by deception or threat or by false token or other means to avoid payment for the service. Services shall include labor, professional service, electric, water, sanitation, gas, or garbage pick-up, telephone, cable television or other public service, accommodation in hotels, restaurants or elsewhere, admission to exhibitions, and use of vehicles or other movable property;
      (2)   Refuse to pay or abscond without payment or offer to pay when compensation for service is ordinarily paid immediately upon rendering of such service, as in the case of hotels and restaurants. Refusal to pay or absconding without payment gives rise to a presumption that the service was obtained by deception as to intention to pay.
      (3)   Divert services to his or her own benefit or to the benefit of another not entitled thereto by exercising control over the disposition of services of others to which he or she is not entitled.
      (4)   Knowingly make or possess any device designed to or commonly used to obtain telecommunications service fraudulently from a licensed cable television franchisee with the intent to use such device in the commission of an offense as described in division (a)(1) above.
      (5)   Knowingly tamper with, interfere with, or connect to any cables, wires, converters, meters or other devices used for the distribution of electric, water, gas, phone, cable television or other service by any mechanical, electrical, acoustical or other means without authority from the operator of the service with the intent of obtaining service without permission; or
      (6)   Take, tamper with, sell, give, transfer, or advertise for sale a service or device which such person knows or should know is intended to be used for the purpose of obtaining service without permission of the service provider.
(Ord. 1478. Passed 1-22-02; Ord. 1657. Passed 5-10-11.)