Deflating a tire.
What kind of misdemeanor would letting the air out of someone's tire be? (no
damage to the tire, merely letting out the air through the valve). What could
be the possible legal repercussions? The owner discovered the deflated tire
before moving the vehicle and did not do any damage, but he was real angry
and called the police.
1 Answer from Attorneys
Re: Deflating a tire.
The Police could file criminal mischief. This charge is a Class C misdemeanor, and carries a punishment of up to $500.00 plus court costs. It is called creating a "substantial inconvenience" to another without necessarily causing any damage. It is also the same law that is used when a house gets wrapped by toilet paper. You can read more about it under Section 28.03 of the Texas Penal Code.
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