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(1) A person is guilty of harassment if:

(a) Without lawful authority, the person knowingly threatens:

(i) To cause bodily injury in the future to the person threatened or to any other person; or

(ii) To cause physical damage to the property of a person other than the actor; or

(iii) To subject the person threatened or any other person to physical confinement or restraint; or

(iv) Maliciously to do any other act which is intended to substantially harm the person threatened or another with respect to his or her physical health or safety; and

(b) The person by words or conduct places the person threatened in reasonable fear that the threat will be carried out; and

(c) The person is not guilty of a felony as defined in subsection (2) of this section.

(2) A person who harasses another is guilty of a gross misdemeanor punishable under Chapter 9A.20 RCW, except that the person is guilty of a class C felony if either of the following applies:

(a) The person has previously been convicted in this or any other state of any crime of harassment, as defined in PMC 9.20.050, of the same victim or members of the victim’s family or household or any person specifically named in a no-contact or no-harassment order; or

(b) The person harasses another person under subsection (1)(a)(i) of this section by threatening to kill the person threatened or any other person.

(3) The penalties provided in this section for harassment do not preclude the victim from seeking any other remedy otherwise available under law. [Ord. 3484 § 3, 2001; Ord. 2912 § 1, 1992; Code 1970 § 9.08.010.]