There are places across the country where they have banned some weird things.
Sometimes I think they definitely are doing a service by banning this stuff, other times it will just leave you scratching your head.
I wonder how many unwitting people have been fined for breaking laws that they would have no idea even existed.
How would you react if you were arrested or ticketed over something weird?
Take a look at some weird local laws and bans:
In Albany Georgia they have banned wearing saggy pants in public. Rumor has it they have collected over $4,000 in fines with this ban.
Since 2008 in New York City, New York, it has been illegal for restaurants to use trans-fats in their food. Restaurants caught using it face fines upwards of $2,000.
Dog walking Mandate
If you own a dog and live in Turin, Italy you must walk your dog 3 times a day. Any less and you will be fined 500 EUROS which is around $695 US dollars.
Pet Rodent Ban
In Billings, Montana it is illegal to own a rat as a pet. If you are caught with one, other than to be used for feeding other animals, you can be fined $300.
In Hattiesburg, Mississippi it is illegal to tell someone’s fortune. The fine if you are caught fortune-telling is $1,000.
In Santa Clara, California McDonald’s is banned from including toys in their Happy Meals. The ban comes with a $1,000 fine.
There is a ban in Belton, Missouri against throwing snowballs. Rumor has it the ban is not always enforced.
In Carmel, California it is against the law to wear high heels. The law isn’t enforced, in fact it has taken on sort of a touristy joke. You can buy fake “high heel licenses” at souvenir shops.
In St. Peters, Missouri it is against the law to spit chewing tobacco. A teenager was once fine $226 for doing it.