Could They Be Dumber? Take Two
edited: Thursday, August 21, 2003
By Anastacia Lee
Posted: Thursday, August 21, 2003
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Anastacia Lee is back with more dumb criminals and laws, this tme in California.
Well, I’m back bringing you yet another tale of stupid laws and criminals. Last month we took a look at Alabama and let me tell you…Alabama’s got nothing on this months state! Laws and criminal activity are not a joke-but sometimes you just have to laugh!
All of these are or have been real laws passed in the state of California. How many have you broken?
1-In California, it is illegal to set a mousetrap in your own home without having a hunting license. (When did killing rodents become a licensed sport?)
2-Women may not drive a vehicle while wearing a house coat. (Who thought up this one, the fashion police?)
3-In Belvedere, California, there is an ordinance that reads as follows: “No dog shall be in a public place without its master on a leash.” (Some sick and twisted form of role-playing?)
4-There is an ordinance that was passed by community leaders that makes it illegal for anyone to try and prevent a child from playfully jumping over puddles of water. (Because we like when children’s clothes get all wet.)
5-In Los Angeles, California, you cannot bathe two babies in the same bathtub at the same time. (Because God forbid a mother’s work can be made easier.)
Below are the stories of some of the dumbest criminals in the state of California. I have retrieved some of these with the help of Dumb Criminal Acts.com.
1-In Mt. View, California, a man decided to steal a truck. He drove around in it all day with no sign of trouble from the police. A few hours later, he picked up a friend and they proceeded to go to an arcade on the beach. The two men hid in the bathrooms waiting for it to close down. When it did, they came out from hiding and began to rip off the arcade machines. With a very heavy bag full of quarters, they heard a noise. Worrying that it was the police, they dropped the bag and ran. A while later, when they thought the coast was clear, they went back to retrieve their small fortune but when they did, the police were there waiting for them.
2-A Southern California Police Dispatcher received a call one night from a man reporting a crime. The crime was that a prostitute and her pimp had just ripped him off. The catch is that this prostitute was one that he had ordered from some type of escort agency. When she came to the door he took one look at her and told her to forget it, that he had changed his mind. A not so happy pimp busted his door down and took the man’s money and left. While making the report, the man’s words were: “I wasn’t gonna pay for that! She was just ugly!”
And, before I go, here are just some random laws from around the world that are pretty silly! Remember-these are or were real laws!
-In Greece, if you are caught kissing a woman in public you can get the death penalty. (I guess they don’t believe in PDA)
-In Canada, it is illegal to board a plane while it is in flight. (That would be interesting to watch.)
-In France, you cannot park or land a flying saucer in any vineyard. (Where will the aliens park now?)
That raps up this month’s session of “Could They Be Dumber?” Join RITRO.com next month for the dumb laws and criminals of Florida!