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15 Craziest Laws in Louisiana

by Roni G.

Craziest Laws in Louisiana, Craziest Louisiana Laws

Weird Louisiana Laws

Home of the famous Mardi Gras, Louisiana is a vibrant and colorful state with food, festivals, and a flurry of fun. When getting to Louisiana, you will get to know not its beautiful scenery and culture, but also some pretty interesting laws. In our series of the weirdest laws in the united states, the following are the weirdest laws in Louisiana, and you should know them whether or not you are planning a trip to the state:

You cannot fake wrestle in Louisiana

The state of Louisiana has outlawed fake wrestling matches, which is pretty bad news for WWE fans.

It is illegal to rob a bank with a water pistol

If you are planning to rob a bank in Louisiana, you better be serious about it! according to this law, bank robbers cannot rob a bank and shoot the teller with a water pistole. Strange but true.

People with no arms cannot ride bikes

Well, we can imagine it is difficult to handle a bike with no arms, so this one kinda makes sense.

It is illegal to say obscene things over the phone

"No person shall :(1) Engage in or institute a telephone call, telephone conversation, or telephone conference, with another person, anonymously or otherwise, and therein use obscene, profane, vulgar, lewd, lascivious, or indecent language, or make any suggestion or proposal of an obscene nature or threaten any illegal or immoral act with the intent to coerce, intimidate, or harass another person" We guess that the sex call business in Louisiana is not exactly booming.

Craziest Laws in Louisiana
It is illegal to make false promises

If you say that you are going to do something, you better do it! breaking a promise in Louisiana is punishable by up to one year in jail! A weird Louisiana law indeed.

Snakes cannot get near the Mardi Gras parade

Snakes are prohibited from getting 200 yards from the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. We wonder how this law is applied…

You cannot gargle in public

For those of you who have sensitive ears, Louisiana is the place for you! it is actually illegal to gargle in public when you are in the state.

It is illegal to be an alcoholic

In the city of Sulphur, Louisiana, alcoholism has been outlawed!

Craziest Louisiana Laws
Only two people can picket on the sidewalk

No big protests in Port Allen, Louisiana. Local law states that only two people can picket on the sidewalk at once: Sec. 54-11. Limit on number of pickets. It shall be unlawful for more than two people to picket on private property or on the streets and sidewalks of the city in front of a residence, a place of business, or public building. Such two pickets must stay five feet apart at all times and not obstruct the entrance of any residence, place of business, or public building by individuals or Sec. 54-11. Limit on number of pickets. It shall be unlawful for more than two people to picket on private property or on the streets and sidewalks of the city in front of a residence, a place of business, or public building. Such two pickets must stay five feet apart at all times and not obstruct the entrance of any residence, place of business, or public building by individuals or by automobiles.

It is illegal to tie an alligator to a fire hydrant

You better find another place to tie your pet alligator in New Orleans because you can't tie them to a fire hydrant.

It is illegal to steal one's alligator

Louisiana is touchy when it comes to alligators… if you steal someone's alligator, you can go to prison for up to ten years!

You need a permit to get a goatee

You cannot grow a goatee all willy-nilly in Louisiana; to enjoy this type of facial hair, you need to get a permit, first.

Crazy Laws
It is illegal to urinate in city water supplies

Not only this is illegal, but it is also punishable by up to 20 years in prison!

It is illegal to snore with open windows

If you or your partner have a snoring problem, you better keep it to yourselves; people who snore must keep their windows closed and secured to prevent the noise from getting out.

You cannot practice voodoo in city limits

This New Orleans law states that " It shall be unlawful for any person to advertise for or engage in, for a monied consideration, the business of (chronology, phrenology, astrology, palmistry), telling or pretending to tell fortunes, either with cards, hands, water, letters or other devices or methods, or to hold out inducements, either through the press or otherwise, or to set forth his power to settle lovers’ quarrels, to bring together the separated, to locate buried or hidden treasures, jewels, wills, bonds or other valuables, to remove evil influences, to give luck, to effect marriages, to heal sickness, to reveal secrets, to foretell the results of lawsuits, business transactions, investments of whatsoever nature, wills, deeds and/or mortgages, to locate lost or absent friends or relatives, to reveal, remove and avoid domestic troubles or to bring together the bitterest enemies converting them into staunchest friends. But nothing herein contained shall apply to any branch of medical science, or to any religious worship. (Code 1956, § 42-91)"

Well, what did you think about Louisiana's craziest laws? Do you think the laws where you come from can top it off? If you want to read about more of the craziest laws in the United States, go to GoLookUp.


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