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Dumb Pennsylvania Laws

Note: All cited laws are real and currently in effect, and have been verified for authenticity by practicing attorney Nathan Belofsky, Esq., the world's leading authority on strange laws.

  • In the State of Pennsylvania, it’s a misdemeanor to buy, sell, or barter an infant child.
  • In Pennsylvania, it’s a crime to move your mobile home in order to avoid local taxes.
  • In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, its against the law to wear lead nipple shields.
  • In Pennsylvania, it’s a crime to display for money an idiot, imbecile, or deformed person.
  • In Pennsylvania, it’s illegal to taunt a police dog.
  • In Pennsylvania, bungee catapulting is against the law.
  • In West Goshen, Pennsylvania, a bed and breakfast may have only one sign, of not more than three square feet.
  • In Pennsylvania, unauthorized entry onto a school bus is a crime.
  • In Pennsylvania, it’s a crime for a fortuneteller to tell where to dig for buried treasure.
  • In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, it’s a crime to beat a rug near a house.
  • In Pennsylvania, it’s illegal to bang a nail into a telephone pole.
  • In Harrisburg, Pennslvania, it’s against the law to keep a poisonous creature.
  • In Pennsylvania, it’s illegal to assault honey bees with a dangerous biological agent.
  • In Pennsylvania, it’s unlawful to shoot a reptile.
  • In Coatsville, Pennsylvania, it’s a crime to misuse a shopping cart.
  • In Pennsylvania, it’s illegal to use hidden voice analysis equipment to detect lying in others.
  • In Pennsylvania, it’s prohibited to slaughter a cow with a hammer.
  • In Pennsylvania, selling drug-free urine is a crime.
  • In Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, it’s a crime to feed the ducks.
  • In Pennsylvania, a gallon of ice cream must weigh at least 4½ pounds.
  • In Pennsylvania, it’s a crime to shoot a big game animal while it is swimming.
  • In Pennsylvania, it’s illegal to throw away in public a television with the tube still in it.
  • In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, it’s against the law to keep manure.
  • In Pennsylvania, it’s illegal to hunt in a cemetery.
  • In Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania, paintball is prohibited in public.
  • In Pennsylvania, dogs can’t be used to hunt game, except for turkeys.
  • In Pennsylvania, cleaning fish aboard a boat is a crime.
  • In Pennsylvania, a fortuneteller can’t charge money to try to shorten another’s life.
  • In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, you can’t polish silverware with poisonous cyanide.
  • In Pennsylvania, an ice fishing hole cannot be more than ten inches wide.
  • In Pennsylvania, opening a fire hydrant without permission is a crime.
  • In Pennsylvania, it’s illegal to use goldfish as bait.
  • In Pennsylvania, it’s a crime to give away animals as a prize.
  • In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, it’s illegal to keep pigeons.

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