2019 Missouri Revised Statutes
Title XXXVIII - Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders
Chapter 569 - Arson, Burglary, Trespass, and Related Offenses
Section 569.075 Possessing a tool to break into a vending machine — penalty.

Universal Citation: MO Rev Stat § 569.075 (2019)

Effective 01 Jan 2017, see footnote

569.075. Possessing a tool to break into a vending machine — penalty. — 1. A person commits the offense of possessing a tool to break into a vending machine if he or she possesses any key, tool, instrument, explosive, or similar device, or a drawing, print, mold of a key, tool, instrument, explosive, or device designed to open, break into, tamper with, or damage a coin-operated vending machine or any other machine or device which is activated by the customer depositing some form of payment, with the intent to commit a theft from such machine.

2. The owner of a coin-operated vending machine or any other machine or device which is activated by the customer depositing some form of payment may maintain a civil cause of action against any person who has been found guilty of a violation of this section. If such owner of a coin-operated vending machine or any other machine or device which is activated by the customer depositing some form of payment prevails in such action, the court may award treble damages, reasonable attorney's fees, and costs.

3. The offense of possession of a tool to break into a vending machine is a class A misdemeanor.

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(L. 1995 S.B. 446 §§ 1, 2, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

Transferred 2014; formerly 578.445; Effective 1-01-17

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