A. Every person who shall make or mend, or cause to be made or mended, or have in his possession any engine, machine, tool, false key, pick lock, bit, nippers, or implement or any other implement listed in subsection B of this section, that is adapted, designed, or commonly used for the commission of burglary or vehicle related theft, under circumstances evincing an intent to use or employ, or allow the same to be used or employed, in the commission of a burglary or vehicle related theft, or knowing that the same is intended to be so used, shall be guilty of making or having burglar tools or auto theft tools.
B. The following tools are to be considered prohibited implements: slim jim, false master key, master purpose key, altered or filed key, trial (“jiggler”) keys, slide hammer, lock puller, or any other implement shown by facts and circumstances to be intended for use in the commission of a burglary or vehicle involved theft.
C. For the purposes hereof, the following definitions shall apply:
“Altered key” means any key so altered, by cutting, filing, or other means to fit multiple vehicles or vehicles other than the vehicle for which the key was originally manufactured.
“False master” or “master key” means any key or other device made or altered to fit locks or ignitions of multiple vehicles, or vehicles other than that for which the key was originally manufactured.
“Trial (“jiggler”) keys” means keys or sets designed or altered to manipulate a vehicle locking mechanism other than the lock for which the key was originally manufactured.
D. It shall be prima facie evidence of “circumstances evincing an intent to use for commission of burglary or vehicle related theft” for a person to be in possession of multiple vehicle keys or altered vehicle keys unless such person is a bona fide locksmith or an employee of a licensed auto dealer or other position for which the possession of such keys is required in the performance of their duties.
E. Making or having burglar or auto theft tools is a gross misdemeanor. [Ord. 526 § 2, 2010.]