These are just two of thousands of laws on the books throughout the United States that most people, even law enforcement, don’t even know exist. Though most of these laws are no longer enforced, there is nothing that says they can’t be. So, if you’re in Alabama, whatever you do, do NOT pour salt on railroad tracks. Because it’s considered a capital offense, it would be wise not to test its legitimacy.
Unexpected, weird, and yes, dumb laws can be found in all fifty states. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it is illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors. For those who enjoy the comfort of their refrigerator inside, carry on. You have nothing to worry about. However, in Kansas City, Missouri, be careful who you let into your bathroom if you have a claw bathtub. Installation of a bathtub with animal-like feet is a no-no.
For the woman who just can’t make up her mind, it would be good to know that in Joliet, Illinois, she faces being arrested for trying on more than six dresses in one store. No doubt there are many husbands who think this law is just too lenient.
You might want to have some really good criminal defense attorneys on speed dial if you’re a married man in Utah, or you might find yourself being held responsible for any crimes your adoring wife commits while in your presence. This, obviously, could cause some resentment in a marriage.
So, before you make an ugly face at a dog in Oklahoma or engage in knife throwing at men in striped suits in Kansas, it might be wise to check out the current laws and penalties. You may find it difficult to find someone to bail you out of jail until they calm down from laughing so hard.
Do you know any more funny stories like these?