"An ordinance, outlawing the unapproved use of city electricity, has landed some people in legal trouble for charging their cell phones. One woman even ended up in jail over the issue.
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“I was given the ticket because they didn’t like my attitude,” Jenkins said.
But attitude aside, people in Boulder don’t need to be too concerned. Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said violators of the ordinance will not be prosecuted....
“The amount of electricity actually stolen is extremely minimal here,” Dougherty explained.
Boulder police say officers will no longer be issuing citations for theft of city electricity."