Indiana Code Title 35. Criminal Law and Procedure § 35-45-2-3

Sec. 3 . (a) A person who knowingly or intentionally:

(1) refuses to yield a party line upon request by another person who states that he wishes to make an emergency call from a telephone on that party line;

(2) refuses to yield a Citizens Radio Service channel upon request by another person who states that he wishes to make an emergency call on that channel;  or

(3) obtains the use of a party line or Citizens Radio Service channel by falsely stating that he wishes to make an emergency call;

commits unlawful use of a communications medium, a Class B misdemeanor.

(b) “Party line” means a common telephone line for two (2) or more subscribers.

(c) “Emergency call” means a telephone call or radio message in which the caller or sender reasonably believes that a human being or property is in jeopardy and that prompt summoning of aid is essential.


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