Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXXVIII. Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders § 570.039. Cable television services, appropriation of--not stealing, when

A person who appropriates cable television service shall not be deemed to have stolen that service within the meaning of section 570.030 , if a cable television company either:

(1) Provides unsolicited cable television service;  or

(2) Fails to change or disconnect cable television service within ten days after receiving written notice to do so by the customer.  The customer may deem such service to be a gift without any obligation to the cable television company from ten days after such written notice is received until the service is changed or disconnected.

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