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This behavior sounds to me like criminal mischief, in violation of Setion 28.03 of the Texas Penal Code. Here is the relevant portion of this statute:
(a) A person commits an offense (of criminal mischief) if, without the effective consent of the owner:
(2) He intentionally or knowingly tampers with the tangible property of the owner and causes pecuniary loss or substantial inconvenience to the owner or a third person
(b) An offense under this section is
(1) A Class C misdemeanor if:
(A) The amount of pecuniary loss is less than $50: or
(B) It causes substantial inconvenience to others.
Here is a link to this statute (begins on page 66 of the document):
I hope this is helpful.
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