No person shall maliciously open, close, adjust or interfere with a fire hydrant, valve, regulator, gauge, gate, disc, curb cock, stop cock, meter or other regulator, operating or measuring device or appliance in or attached to the wells, tanks, reservoirs, conduits, pipes, mains, service pipes, house pipes or other pipes or apparatus of the city water works system with intent to cause the escape of water or to injure or destroy such property.  No person shall tap, sever, open or make unauthorized connections with a main or pipe used or intended for the transmission of water.  This section does not apply to any city agent or employee for that purpose or to anything done by or under authority of the Fire Department.
('65 Code, § 925.33)  (R.C. § 4933.22) Penalty, see § 10.99