46.4808 Abandonment of airtight or semi airtight containers.

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(a) A person commits the crime of abandonment of airtight icebox if he abandons, discards, or knowingly permits to remain on premises under his control, in a place accessible to children, any abandoned or discarded icebox, refrigerator, or other airtight or semi airtight container which has a capacity of 1 and ½ cubic feet or more and an opening of 50 square inches or more and which has a door or lid equipped with hinge, latch, or other fastening device capable of securing the door or lid which can not be opened from within, without rendering the equipment harmless to human life by removing those hinges, latches, or other hardware which may cause a person to be confined in it.

(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to an icebox, refrigerator or other airtight or semi-airtight container located in that part of a building occupied by a dealer, warehouseman, or repairman.

(c) The defendant has the burden of injecting the issue under subsection (b).

(d) Abandonment of an airtight or semi-airtight container is a class B misdemeanor, other substance intended to last on such exterior face for more than 24 hours.

History: 1979, PL 16-43 § 2.

Research Guide: MCC 577.100.