Sec. 14-59.  Unauthorized use of a propelled vehicle.


(a)   A person commits the offense of unauthorized operation of a propelled vehicle if he intentionally exerts unauthorized control over another's propelled vehicle by operating the same without the owner’s consent.


(b)   Propelled vehicle shall mean an automobile, airplane, motorcycle, motorboat, or other motor-propelled vehicle.


(c)   It shall be an affirmative defense to a prosecution under this section that the defendant reasonably believed that the owner would have authorized the use had he known of it.

State law reference--Similar provisions, R.R.S. 1943, 28-516.