(A)   For the purpose of this section, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      LOITERING. Remaining idle in essentially one location, and shall include the concepts of spending time idly, loafing or walking about aimlessly, and shall include the colloquial expression “hanging around”.
      PURPOSE OF PARKING LOT. Providing a location for the convenience of persons to park their motor vehicles during designated hours and who remain inside their parked vehicles, or leave the parking lot without delay once they have exited their motor vehicle, or immediately proceed to a motor vehicle which is parked in the lot for the purpose of entering said vehicle. No city-owned parking lot is intended or designed for the congregation or assemblage of persons outside of the parked motor vehicles.
   (B)   No person shall loiter on any public street, sidewalk, overpass, parking lot or other public place in such manner as to:
      (1)   Create or cause to be created a danger of a breach of the peace;
      (2)   Create or cause to be created any disturbance or annoyance to the comfort or repose of any person;
      (3)   Obstruct or tend to obstruct the free passage of pedestrians or vehicles;
      (4)   Obstruct, molest or interfere with any person in any public place;
      (5)   Interfere with the intended purpose of the particular location where the loitering takes place; or
      (6)   Create a dangerous or unsafe situation to the public safety, especially when in close proximity to streets or other areas where there is motor vehicle traffic.
   (C)   Whenever the presence of any person in any public place is causing or likely to cause any of the conditions enumerated in division (B) above, any police officer is authorized to order that person or persons to leave that location.
(Prior Code, § 25-5) (Ord. 798, passed 6-2-1986) Penalty, see § 150.999
Statutory reference:
   Disorderly persons, see M.C.L.A. § 750.167