Section 16-143 Harassment.


    (a) A person commits the crime of harassment if for the purpose of frightening or disturbing another person, he:

    (1)    Communicates in writing or by telephone a threat to commit any felony as defined by state or federal law; or

    (2)    Makes a telephone call or communicates in writing and uses coarse language offensive to one of average sensibility; or

    (3)    Makes a telephone call anonymously; or

    (4)    Makes repeated telephone calls.

    (b) Harassment is a class A misdemeanor.
(Code 1964, § 7.710)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 565.090.