TNB Night Owl – Weird State Laws LOUISIANA

Let’s take a drive through the well-seasoned crawfish state to find some weird state laws! Not during Mardi Gras though, too much traffic and topless women…
Tune in next Friday to see the best of this weekend’s comment section!
  • An ordinance declares goatees illegal unless you first pay a special license fee for the privilege of wearing one in public
  • Biting someone with your natural teeth is “simple assault”, while biting someone with your false teeth is “aggravated assault”
  • It is illegal to gargle in public places
  • It illegal for a woman to drive a car unless her husband is waving a flag in front of it
  • In Lafayette, it is illegal to play a musical instrument for the purpose of attracting attention without a license
  • Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches
  • Fake boxing contests are prohibited
  • You may not mock contestants at boxing matches
  • In New Orleans, You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant
  • Uriniating in the water supply may land you 20 years
  • If you are into crawfish theft, boy, oh, boy are you in trouble. you just landed 10 years and thousands of dollars in fines
  • You may not put a bed to the “ultimate test” before buying it
  • Alligator theft may land you 10 years
  • A $500 fine will be appointed to you if you tell a pizza delivery man to bring a pizza to a friends house without their knowing
  • It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol
  • All garbage must be cooked before it can be fed to any hogs.
  • Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.
  • In Jefferson Parish, Minors may not go to businesses with coin-operated foosball machines unless accompanied by an adult
  • It is illegal to shoot lasers at police officers
  • One may not “dare” another to go onto railroad tracks owned by another
  • In Haines City, Communism is against the law
  • Taxi drivers are prohibited from making love in the front seat of their taxi during their shifts
  • If you use a “movable” without authorization you may receive up to 5 years imprisonment
  • One could land in jail for up to a year for making a false promise
  • Prisoners who hurt themselves could serve an additional two years in jail
Bonus: New Orlean’s City Laws
  • Chasing fish in a city park is illegal
  • You may not prune trees on highways
  • You may not ride a bike without any hands
  • You may not attach electrical wires to trees
  • You may not fall onto a sidewalk and block it while being drunk
  • Mardi Gras Beads may not be thrown from a third story window
  • City commission members may not drink during a public meeting or risk a $50 fine
  • It is illegal to have sex with a mule.
  • Snakes are not allowed within 200 yards of the Mardi Gras parade route
  • No Smoking signs shall be placed on all floats used during a parade
  • Condoms may not be thrown from parade floats during Mardi Gras
  • No one may throw a bottle of Coke at a parade float
  • Television reporters may not throw candy to the crowd during a parade

“It illegal for a woman to drive a car unless her husband is waving a flag in front of it.” Well now, that promotes a stereotype now doesn’t it… “Mourners at a wake may not eat more than three sandwiches” Mourning makes me hungry, damn it! “New Orleans: You may not tie an alligator to a fire hydrant” Next on The News Blender; States to Avoid if you have a Pet Alligator! “Fake boxing contests are prohibited”/”You may not mock contestants at boxing matches” If it’s illegal underground boxing can you mock contestants?? “Snoring is prohibited unless all bedroom windows are closed and securely locked.” That’s why the Axeman went crazy! Rabbit hole: The Axeman Murders

Questions of the night:
  1. What are your best theories to explain these weird laws?
  2. If you were dictator for a day, what law would you create?
  3. If you were dictator for a day, what law would you abolish?

Sources: Forest Grove Strange LawsFun Laws 50 Weird Laws

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