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PC 219.2 Throwing Missile or Shooting at Trains, Streetcars, or vessels

PC 219.2 Throwing Missile or Shooting at Trains, Streetcars, or vessels

Every person who willfully throws, hurls, or projects a stone or other hard substance, or shoots a missile, at a train, locomotive, railway car, caboose, cable railway car, street railway car, or bus or at a steam vessel or watercraft used for carrying passengers or freight on any of the waters withing or bordering on this state, is punishable by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding one year, or in state prison, or by fine not exceeding two thousand dollars ($2,000), or by both such fine and imprisonment.

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 Old west cowboys used to shoot at passign train cars and cargo trucks.  A moving object can easily turn into a challenging target or test of skill or ability.  Today, the shooting at such mobile devices is somthing that is unacceptable.  However, sometimes younger individuals see throwing rocks, lemons, eggs or other objects at a moving train or boat to be a test, a change to demonstrate their ability or ableness.  It doesn't always have the bad intentions that are often associated with a criminal offense.  However, it can lead to criminal charges. 

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