Looney Laws

Any U.S. citizen should follow all laws to avoid any jail time or hefty fines, but these laws, some of them, you wouldn't even know you were breaking any laws.

Sweet home Alabama, founded in 1819, and some of the laws on the books are still in black and white.

Here are just a few that may surprise you.

"if you want to tie up your pet alligator to a fire hydrant, you'll head straight to the slammer.."

"well if I did have an alligator I'd have to tie him up some where, maybe not a fire hydrant, but i think I would tie him up to a tree."

"maybe they had alligators for pets back then..."

One law on the books that should *keep* you from laughing...well...

"what about you can't wear a moustache in church because in might cause laughter?"

“just the idea of it causes laughter, great law great, we need an anti- moustache law in our churches."

And wearing a mask in the middle of the street, even for Halloween, well that might cost you a misdemeanor.

"mask may not be worn in public? Well that could be good for some people and bad for other. Okay why? If you're good lookin' you don't need a mask, but there might be some people better off with one on."

"also in the state of Alabama you can't stand in the street and pop open in umbrella, for fear of spooking horses, but what about if it's raining?"

"that is really one they need to get rid of, I haven't seen horses on the street ever."

"that's a law? Yes that's a law, that's ridiculous, that's totally ridiculous."

And ridiculous or not one game that might cost you up to one hundred dollars is one of Americas favorite past times...but only if you play on Sunday.

"it's dominoes, what is it hurting anybody? I mean you can buy dominoes in the store, in family dollar, dollar tree."

What you can also buy from a store is salt, but before you pour some on a railroad track you might want to think about if you don't want to walk the green mile.

All in all the question really might be if police enforce these looney laws.

"all I can tell you is that if you wake up on Sunday morning, you start with a game of dominoes, you move on to bear wrestling, and then you salt a railroad track, you are going to face a variety of fines."

Lesson of the day: looney laws could blow up in your face.
An entire list of laws that are still on the books for Alabama, Georgia and Florida is posted on our webchannel, wtvy.com.

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  • by SouthernPatriot Location: Dothan on Jul 6, 2012 at 09:27 AM
    And if you're too lazy to return your shopping cart to the proper storage area in the Walmart parking lot...you're heading for the slammer. Well...it should be a law. I can't stand lazy people.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 3, 2012 at 02:35 PM
    Ain't they a ATV of sorts called a gator ? I can see why thats a law. Stop that thing in front of a fire hydrant where the firetruck can't get to the water, someones house may burn down.
  • by Bruce Register Location: Dothan, Al on Jul 3, 2012 at 07:41 AM
    Against the law to run a motor boat on the railroad track downtown. I seem to remember the town is Elba, Alsbama, after flood, I think it was 1926. The town was flooded. Some years ago, it was reported that the law remained on books. Reason,the boats made waves that broke store windows on either side of the tracks that ran beside main street downtown.
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