Crazy State Laws
Arizona’s Crazy Laws
It is unlawful to refuse a person a glass of water.
The sentence for cutting down a cactus is 25 years in prison.
Hunting camels is prohibited.
Donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs.
Any misdemeanor committed while wearing a red mask is considered a felony.
Crazy Laws – California
Animals are banned from mating publicly within 1,500 feet of a tavern, school or place of worship.
It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.
In Baldwin Park CA, nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.
In Blythe CA, you are not permitted to wear cowboy boots unless you already own at least two cows.
In Chico CA, detonating a nuclear device within the city limits results in a $500 fine.
In Los Angeles, Zoot Suits are prohibited.
In Los Angeles, it is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.
In Temecula CA, Ducks have the right of way to cross Rancho California St. at all times.
Crazy Laws – Connecticut
You can be stopped by the police for biking over 65 miles per hour.
In order for a pickle to officially be considered a pickle, it must bounce.
It is illegal to dispose of used razor blades.
It is illegal to discharge a firearm from a public highway.
In New Britain CT, It is illegal for fire trucks to exceed 25mph, even when going to a fire.
Crazy Laws – Delaware
It is illegal to wear pants that are “firm fitting” around the waist.
Getting married on a dare is grounds for an annulment.
Alcohol may not be served in nightclubs if dancing is occurring on the premises at the same time.
Crazy Laws – Georgia
Members of the state assembly cannot be ticketed for speeding while the state assembly is in session.
Donkeys may not be kept in bathtubs.
No one may carry an ice cream cone in their back pocket if it is Sunday.
It is illegal to use profanity in front of a dead body which lies in a funeral home or in a coroners office.
In Acworth GA, all citizens must own a rake.
In Atlana, it’s against the law to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole or street lamp.
In Jonesboro, GA, it is illegal to say “Oh, Boy”
In Quitman, GA, it is illegal for a chicken to cross the road.
Crazy Laws – Florida
Penalty for horse theft is death by hanging.
It is considered an offense to shower naked.
If an elephant is left tied to a parking meter, the parking fee has to be paid just as it would for a vehicle.
A special law prohibits unmarried women from parachuting on Sunday or she shall risk arrest, a fine or jail time.
Having sexual relations with a porcupine is illegal.
In Pensacola citizens may not be caught downtown without at least 10 dollars on their person.
It is illegal to eat cottage cheese on Sunday after 6:00 P.M.
Crazy Laws – Hawaii
Coins are not allowed to be placed in one’s ears.
All residents may be fined as a result of not owning a boat.
In Honolulu, within the limits of any public park, it is unlawful to annoy any birds
Crazy Laws – Idaho
Riding a merry-go-round on Sundays is considered a crime.
Illegal for a man to give his sweetheart a box of candy weighing less than fifty pounds.
You may not fish on a camel’s back.
In Boise ID, residents may not fish from a giraffe’s back.
In Pocatello ID, a person may not be seen in public without a smile on their face.
In Pocatello ID, a law passed in 1912 provided that “The carrying of concealed weapons is forbidden, unless some are exhibited to public view.”
Crazy Laws – Illinois
You may be arrested for vagrancy if you do not have at least one dollar bill on your person.
You must contact the police before entering the city in an automobile.
A Chicago, law forbids eating in a place that is on fire.
In Chicago, it is legal to protest naked in front of city hall as long as you are under seventeen years of age and have legal permits.
In Champaign IL, one may not pee in his neighbor’s mouth.
In Evanston IL, It is unlawful to change clothes in an automobile with the curtains drawn, except in case of fire.
In Moline IL, ice skating at the Riverside pond during the months of June and August is prohibited.
In Zion IL, it is illegal for anyone to give lighted cigars to dogs, cats, or any other domesticated animals.
Crazy Laws – Indiana
Baths may not be taken between the months of October and March.\
All males 18 to 50 years old must work six days a year on public roads.
Mustaches are illegal if the bearer has a tendency to habitually kiss other humans.
Hotel sheets must be exactly 99 inches long and 81 inches wide.
State government officials who engage in private duels can be dismissed from their post.
You can get out of paying for a dependent’s medical care by praying for him/her.
No one may catch a fish with his bare hands.
If any person has a puppet show, wire dancing or tumbling act in the state of Indiana and
receives money for it, they will be fined $3 under the Act to Prevent Immoral Practices.
A three dollar fine per pack will be imposed on anyone playing cards in Indiana under
the Act for the Prevention of Gaming.
In Elkhart IN, it is illegal for barbers to threaten to cut off kid’s ears.
In South Bend IN, It is illegal to make a monkey smoke a cigarette.
Crazy Laws – Iowa
It is a violation of the law to sell or distribute drugs or narcotics without having first obtained the appropriate Iowa drug tax stamp.
A man with a moustache may never kiss a woman in public.
One-armed piano players must perform for free.
In Indianola IA, the “Ice Cream Man” and his truck are banned.
In Fort Madison IA, the fire department is required to practice fire fighting for fifteen minutes before attending a fire.
In Ottumwa IA, within the city limits, a man may not wink at any woman he does not know.
In Marshalltown IA, Horses are forbidden to eat fire hydrants
Crazy Laws – Maryland
It’s illegal in Baltimore to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits.
It’s also illegal to take a lion to the movies.
There is a $10 fine for wearing a sleeveless shirt in a public park.
In Columbia MD, you cannot have a antenna on the outside of your house but you can have a 25′ satellite dish.
In Ocean City MD, eating while swimming in the ocean is prohibited.
There is also a law from the early 1900’s prohibiting men from going topless on the Boardwalk
Crazy Laws – Nevada
It’s still “legal” to hang someone for shooting your dog on your property.
It is illegal to drive a camel on the highway.
In Clark County NV, an ordinance makes bringing a concealable fire arm
into the county illegal unless it is registered with the Las Vegas Metropolitan
Police Department. In order to register a handgun, however, it must be brought
in to the police station. Furthermore, you may not register a gun on the weekends,
but the police may prosecute you at that time.
In Elko NV, Everyone walking the streets is required to wear a mask.
In Eureka NV, men who wear moustaches are forbidden from kissing women.
In Nyala NV, a man is forbidden from buying drinks for more than three people
other than himself at any one period during the day.
Crazy Laws – New Hampshire
It is illegal to pick seaweed up off of the beach.
It is considered an offense to check into a hotel under an assumed name.
You cannot sell the clothes you are wearing to pay off a gambling debt.
You may not run machinery on Sundays.
You may not tap your feet, nod your head, or in any way keep time to
the music in a tavern, restaurant, or cafe.
On Sundays citizens may not relieve themselves while looking up.
In White Mountain Nat. Forest NH, if a person is caught raking the
beaches, picking up litter, hauling away trash, building a bench for
the park, or many other kind things without a permit, he/she may be
fined $150 for “maintaining the national forest without a permit”.
Crazy Laws – New Jersey
It is against the law for a man to knit during the fishing season.
You may not slurp your soup.
If you have been convicted of driving while intoxicated,
you may never again apply for personalized license plates.
It is against the law to “frown” at a police officer.
Automobiles are not to pass horse drawn carriages on the street.
It is illegal to delay or detain a homing pigeon.
In Bernards Township NJ, it is illegal to frown as the town is a “Frown-Free Town Zone”.
In Caldwell NJ, you may not dance or wear shorts on the main avenue.
In Elizabeth NJ, it is forbidden for a woman to walk down Broad Street on a Sunday without wearing a petticoat.
In Manville NJ, it is illegal to offer whiskey or cigarettes to animals a the local zoo.
In Newark NJ, it is illegal to sell ice cream after 6 pm, unless the customer
has a note from his doctor.
In Ocean City NJ, raw hamburger may not be sold.
In Trenton NJ, pickles are not to be consumed on Sundays and you may not
throw a bad pickle in the street.
Crazy Laws – New Mexico
State officials ordered 400 words of “sexually explicit material”
to be cut from Romeo and Juliet.
In Carrizozo, NM, it’s forbidden for a female to appear unshaven in public.
In Las Cruces, NM, you may not carry a lunchbox down Main Street.
Crazy Laws – New York
The penalty for jumping off a building is death.
Slippers are not to be worn after 10:00 P.M.
A fine of $25 can be levied for flirting. This old law specifically prohibits men from turning around on any city street and looking “at a woman in that way.” A second conviction for a crime of this magnitude calls for the violating male to be forced to wear a “pair of horse-blinders” wherever and whenever he goes outside for a stroll.
A person may not walk around on Sundays with an ice cream cone in his/her pocket.
While riding in an elevator, one must talk to no one, and fold his hands while looking toward the door.
A license must be purchased before hanging clothes on a clothesline.
It is against the law to throw a ball at someone’s head for fun.
In Carmel, NY, a man can’t go outside while wearing a jacket and pants that do not match.
In Greene, NY, during a concert, it is illegal to eat peanuts and walk backwards on the sidewalks.
In New York City, citizens may not greet each other by “putting one’s thumb to the nose and wiggling the fingers”.
In New York City, women may go topless in public, providing it is not being used as a business.
In New York City, it is illegal for a woman to be on the street wearing “body hugging clothing.”
In Ocean City NY, it is illegal for men to go topless in the center of town.
In Ocean City NY, it is illegal to eat in the street in residential neighborhoods, and the only beverage you can drink on the beach is water in a clear plastic bottle.
In Staten Island NY, you may only water your lawn if the hose is held in your hand.
Crazy Laws – North Carolina
All couples staying overnight in a hotel must have a room with double beds
that are at least two feet apart. Making love in the space between the beds is
If a man and a woman who aren’t married go to a hotel/motel and register
themselves as married then, according to state law, they are legally married.
It’s against the law to sing off key.
Elephants may not be used to plow cotton fields.
A marriage can be declared void if either of the two persons is physically impotent.
In Barber NC, fights between cats and dogs are prohibited.
In Charlotte NC, women must have their bodies covered by at least 16 yards
of cloth at all times.
In Elon College NC, there is to be no rollerblading during daylight hours,
on the roads, or on the bricks. All the sidewalks at this college are made of brick.
In Forest City NC, you must stop and call City Hall before entering town in
an automobile. This is so the townspeople will have time to go out and hold
their horses until you get through town.
In Greensboro NC, restaurants “with on sidewalk dining” must post their menu
so that it is clearly readable from the sidewalk, but is not readable from the street.
In Horneytown NC, massage parlors have been banned.
In Kill Devil Hills NC, you may not ride a bicycle without having both your
hands on the handle bars.
In Rocky Mount NC, it is required that you must pay a property tax on your dog.
In Southern Shores NC, it is against the law to rollerblade on a state highway.
Crazy Laws – North Dakota
It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
It is legal to shoot a native on horseback, provided you are in a covered wagon.
Beer and pretzels can’t be served at the same time in any bar or restaurant.
In Fargo, ND, one may be jailed for wearing a hat while dancing, or even for
wearing a hat to a function where dancing is taking place.
Crazy Laws – Ohio
Owners of tigers must notify authorities within one hour if the tiger escapes.
It is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.
It is illegal to get a fish drunk.
The Ohio driver’s education manual states that you must honk the horn whenever you pass another car.
No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.
It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.
In Bexley OH, ordinance number 223, of 09/09/19 prohibits the installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses.
In Cleveland OH, it’s illegal to catch mice without a hunting license!
In Cleveland OH, Women are forbidden from wearing patent leather shoes, lest men see reflections of their underwear.
In Columbus OH, it is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.
In Ironton OH, cross-dressing is against the law.
In Lima OH, any map that does not have Lima clearly stated on the map cannot be sold.
In Marion OH, you cannot eat a doughnut and walk backwards on a city street.
In North Canton OH, it is against the law to roller skate without notifying the police.
In McDonald OH, your goose may not paraded down Main Street.
In Oxford OH, it’s illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man’s picture.
In Paulding OH, a policeman may bite a dog to quiet him.
In Toledo OH, throwing a snake at anyone is illegal.
Crazy Laws – Oklahoma
Dogs must have a permit signed by the mayor in order to congregate in groups of three or more on private property.
It is illegal to wear your boots to bed.
Fish may not be contained in fishbowls while on a public bus.
Tissues are not to be found in the back of one’s car.
Oklahoma will not tolerate anyone taking a bite out of another’s hamburger.
No one may spit on a sidewalk.
Women are forbidden from doing their own hair without being licensed by the state.
Cars must be tethered outside of public buildings. (Repealed)
Anyone arrested for soliciting a prostitute must have their name and picture shown on television.
It is against the law to read a comic book while operating a motor vehicle.
Whaling is illegal.
Violators can be fined, arrested or jailed for making ugly faces at a dog.
In Ada OK, if you wear New York Jets clothing, you may be put in jail.
In Hawthahorne OK, it is unlawful to put any hypnotized person in a display window.
In Oklahoma City OK, no one may walk backwards downtown while eating a hamburger.
In Schulter OK, women may not gamble in the nude, in lingerie, or while wearing a towel.
In Tulsa OK, you may not open a soda bottle without the supervision of a licensed engineer.
In Tulsa OK, Elephants are not to be taken into the downtown area
Crazy Laws – Pennsylvania
It is contrary to Pennsylvania law to discharge a gun, cannon, revolver or other explosive weapon at a wedding.
It is illegal to have over 16 women live in a house together because that constitutes a brothel.
It it illegal to sleep on top of a refrigerator outdoors.
Any motorist driving along a country road at night must stop every mile and send up a rocket signal, wait 10 minutes for the road to be cleared of livestock, and continue.
A special cleaning ordinance bans housewives from hiding dirt and dust under a rug in a dwelling.
You may not sing in the bathtub.
Fireworks stores may not sell fireworks to Pennsylvania residents.
A person is not eligible to become Governor if he/she has participated in a duel.
Any motorist who sights a team of horses coming toward him must pull well off the road, cover his car with a blanket or canvas that blends with the countryside, and let the horses pass.
Motorized vehicles are not to be sold on Sundays.
You may not catch a fish by any body part except the mouth.
Dynamite is not to be used to catch fish.