Section 16-233 Abandonment of airtight or semi-airtight containers.


    (a) A person commits the crime of abandonment of airtight icebox if he abandons, discards, or knowingly permits to remain on his 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 one and one-half (1 1/2) cubic feet or more and an opening of fifty (50) square inches or more and which has a door or lid equipped with hinge, latch or other fastening device capable of securing such door or lid, without rendering such equipment harmless to human life by removing such hinges, latches or other hardware which may cause a person to be confined therein.

    (b) Paragraph (a) of this section 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 shall have the burden of injecting the issue under paragraph (b) of this section.

    (d) Abandonment of an airtight icebox is a class B misdemeanor.

(Code 1964, § 7.1025)

     State law reference(s)--Similar provisions, RSMo. § 577.100.