§ 31-9-4. Manipulating controls with malicious intent.
Any person who with intent to commit any malicious mischief, injury, or other crime climbs into or upon a vehicle whether it is in motion or at rest, or with like intent attempts to manipulate any of the levers, starting mechanism, brakes, or other mechanisms or devices of a vehicle while the vehicle is at rest and unattended, or with like intent sets in motion any vehicle while the vehicle is at rest and unattended is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(P.L. 1950, ch. 2595, art. 12, § 6; G.L. 1956, § 31-9-4.)