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  570.027.  Vehicle hijacking, offense of — penalties. — 1.  A person commits the offense of vehicle hijacking when he or she knowingly uses or threatens the use of physical force upon another person to seize or attempt to seize possession or control of a vehicle, as defined in section 302.010, from the immediate possession or control of another person.

  2.  The offense of vehicle hijacking is a class B felony unless it meets one of the criteria listed in subsection 3 of this section.

  3.  The offense of vehicle hijacking is a class A felony if, in the course thereof, a person or another participant in the offense:

  (1)  Causes serious physical injury to any person in immediate possession, control, or presence of the vehicle;

  (2)  Is armed with a deadly weapon;

  (3)  Uses or threatens the immediate use of a dangerous instrument against any person;

  (4)  Displays or threatens the use of what appears to be a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument; or

  (5)  Seizes a vehicle, or attempts to seize a vehicle, in which a child or special victim as defined in section 565.002 is present.


(L. 2020 S.B. 600)

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