Ohio Dumb Laws

OhioIt is illegal to fish for whales on Sunday.

It is illegal to get a fish drunk.

It is illegal for more than five women to live in a house.

Owners of tigers must notify authorities within one hour if the tiger escapes.

No one may be arrested on Sunday or on the Fourth of July.

In Ohio, if you ignore an orator on Decoration day to such an extent as to publicly play croquet or pitch horseshoes within one mile of the speaker’s stand, you can be fined $25.00.

Participating or conducting a duel is prohibited.

Bay Village: It is illegal to walk a cow down Lake Road.

Bexley: The installation and usage of slot machines in outhouses is prohibited.

Clinton County: Any person who leans against a public building will be subject to fines.

Cleveland: It’s illegal to catch mice without a hunting license!

Women are forbidden from wearing patent leather shoes, lest men see reflections of their underwear.

Columbus: It is illegal for stores to sell corn flakes on Sunday.

Fairview Park: It’s against the law to honk your horn “excessively”. A grandmother was fined for honking her horn twice at her neighbor.

Fairview Park: Items left on a tree lawn become city property. A young man was fined for removing an item from a tree lawn even though he had the owner’s permission.

Lima: Any map that does not have Lima clearly stated on the map cannot be sold.

Lowell: It is unlawful to run a horse over five miles per hour.

Marion: You cannot eat a doughnut and walk backwards on a city street.

North Canton: It is against the law to roller skate without notifying the police.

McDonald: Your goose may not paraded down Main Street.

Oxford: It’s illegal for a woman to strip off her clothing while standing in front of a man’s picture.

Paulding: A policeman may bite a dog to quiet him.

Toledo: Throwing a snake at anyone is illegal.

Youngstown: Riding on the roof of a taxi cab is not allowed.

Youngstown: You may not run out of gas.