Sec. 7. (a) As used in this section, “vending machine” means a mechanical or an electronic device or a receptacle designed:
(1) to receive a coin, bill, or token made for that purpose; and (2) to automatically dispense goods, wares, merchandise, or other property in return for the insertion or deposit of a coin, bill, or token.

Terms Used In This Law

  • damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • Property: includes personal and real property. See Indiana Code 1-1-4-5

(b) A person who knowingly or intentionally: (1) damages a vending machine; or
(2) removes goods, wares, merchandise, or other property from a vending machine without:
(A) inserting or depositing a coin, bill, or token made for that purpose; or
(B) the consent of the owner or operator of the vending machine; commits vending machine vandalism, a Class B misdemeanor. However, the offense is a Class A misdemeanor if the amount of the damage or the value of the goods, wares, merchandise, or other property removed from the vending machine is at least two hundred fifty dollars ($250). As added by P.L.299-1995, SEC.1.