California Code, Penal Code - PEN § 537b

Any person who obtains any livery hire or other accommodation at any livery or feed stable, kept for profit, in this state, without paying therefor, with intent to defraud the proprietor or manager thereof;  or who obtains credit at any such livery or feed stable by the use of any false pretense;  or who after obtaining a horse, vehicle, or other property at such livery or feed stable, willfully or maliciously abuses the same by beating, goading, overdriving or other willful or malicious conduct, or who after obtaining such horse, vehicle, or other property, shall, with intent to defraud the owner, manager or proprietor of such livery or feed stable, keep the same for a longer period, or take the same to a greater distance than contracted for;  or allow a feed bill or other charges to accumulate against such property, without paying therefor;  or abandon or leave the same, is guilty of a misdemeanor.


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