Photographer Breaks 43 Of The Most Ridiculous Laws In America, And It’s Hilarious

In her “I Fought The Law” series, Olivia Locher has come up with a series of images that creatively poke fun at some of the more absurd laws in effect in the United States. Each photo is a tongue-in-cheek rebellion that intentionally violates some absurd U.S. State law, most of which are outdated or bizarrely specific.

Some of these laws are simply outdated historical laws, while other are total headscratchers. It’s hard to imagine why riding bikes in swimming pools is illegal in California or why wine can’t be served in teacups in Kansas. And it begs the questions – was people working out while driving such a big problem in Oregon that they had to outlaw it? Other laws, while weird, have historical context and are simply outdated. It’s illegal to carry an ice-cream cone in your back pocket in Alabama because this was an ingenious way for horse thieves to steal horses. They could lead away horses with the ice-cream without ever having to lay hands on them, thereby not technically stealing the horses until they were “lost.”

To see more of this talented artist’s photography or more of this cheeky series, check out her website!

More info: olivialocher.com

In Alabama, It Is Illegal To Have An Ice-Cream Cone In Your Back Pocket

In Alabama, It Is Illegal To Have An Ice-Cream Cone In Your Back Pocket

In Pennsylvania, It’s Illegal To Tie A Dollar Bill To A String And Pull It Away When Someone Tries To Pick It Up

In Pennsylvania, It’s Illegal To Tie A Dollar Bill To A String And Pull It Away When Someone Tries To Pick It Up

In Minnessota A Person May Not Cross State Lines With A Bird Atop His Head

In Minnessota A Person May Not Cross State Lines With A Bird Atop His Head

In Nevada, It’s Illegal To Put An American Flag On A Bar Of Soap

In Nevada, It’s Illegal To Put An American Flag On A Bar Of Soap

In Utah, No One May Walk Down The Street Carrying A Paper Bag Containing A Violin

In Utah, No One May Walk Down The Street Carrying A Paper Bag Containing A Violin

In Oklahoma It’s Illegal To Make Love With An Automobile

In Oklahoma It's Illegal To Make Love With An Automobile

In Connecticut, Pickles Must Bounce To Officially Be Considered Pickles

In Connecticut, Pickles Must Bounce To Officially Be Considered Pickles

In California, Nobody Is Allowed To Ride A Bicycle In A Swimming Pool

In California, Nobody Is Allowed To Ride A Bicycle In A Swimming Pool

In New Jersey A Person Can Be Arrested For Slurping Soup In Public

In New Jersey A Person Can Be Arrested For Slurping Soup In Public

In Maine It’s Unlawful To Tickle Women Under The Chin With A Feather Duster

In Maine It’s Unlawful To Tickle Women Under The Chin With A Feather Duster

In Michigan It’s Illegal To Paint Sparrows To Sell Them As Parakeets

In Michigan It's Illegal To Paint Sparrows To Sell Them As Parakeets

In Texas, It Is Illegal For Children To Have Unusual Haircuts

In Texas, It Is Illegal For Children To Have Unusual Haircuts

In Maryland Hammering A Nail Into A Tree Is Punishable By A Fifty Dollar Fine

In Maryland Hammering A Nail Into A Tree Is Punishable By A Fifty Dollar Fine

In Rhode Island, It Is Illegal To Wear Transparent Clothing

In Rhode Island, It Is Illegal To Wear Transparent Clothing

In Virginia, Spitting On A Seagull Is Punishable By A Fine

In Virginia, Spitting On A Seagull Is Punishable By A Fine

In Hawaii Coins Are Not Allowed To Be Placed In One’s Ears

In Hawaii Coins Are Not Allowed To Be Placed In One’s Ears

In Kansas, It’s Illegal To Serve Wine In Teacups

In Kansas, It’s Illegal To Serve Wine In Teacups

In Kentucky, It’s Illegal To Lick A Toad

In Kentucky, It’s Illegal To Lick A Toad

In Kentucky It’s Illegal To Paint Your Lawn Red

In Kentucky It's Illegal To Paint Your Lawn Red

In Wisconsin It Is Illegal To Serve Apple Pie In Public Restaurants Without Cheese

In Wisconsin It Is Illegal To Serve Apple Pie In Public Restaurants Without Cheese

In Arkansas It’s Illegal To Kill Or Preserve Any Living Creature Without A License

In Arkansas It’s Illegal To Kill Or Preserve Any Living Creature Without A License

In South Dakota It’s Unlawful To Cause Static

In South Dakota It’s Unlawful To Cause Static

In Washington, It’s Illegal To Paint Polka Dots On The American Flag

In Washington, It’s Illegal To Paint Polka Dots On The American Flag

In Colorado, It’s Illegal To Have Weeds In Your Yard

In Colorado, It’s Illegal To Have Weeds In Your Yard

In Colorado, It’s Illegal To Have Weeds In Your Yard

In Missouri, It’s Illegal To Deface A Milk Carton

In Nebraska, It’s Illegal For A Parent To Perm Their Child’s Hair Without A State License

In Nebraska, It’s Illegal For A Parent To Perm Their Child’s Hair Without A State License

Oregon: One May Not Test Their Physical Endurance While Driving A Car On The Highway

Oregon: One May Not Test Their Physical Endurance While Driving A Car On The Highway

In Florida, A Person May Not Appear In Public Clothed In Liquid Latex

In Florida, A Person May Not Appear In Public Clothed In Liquid Latex

In Louisiana, It’s Illegal To Gargle In Public

In Louisiana, It’s Illegal To Gargle In Public

In Delaware It Is Illegal To Wear Pants That Are “form – Fitting” Around The Waist

In Delaware It Is Illegal To Wear Pants That Are “form - Fitting” Around The Waist

In Wyoming, It’s Illegal For A Hairdresser To Groom One’s Pubic Hair

In Wyoming, It’s Illegal For A Hairdresser To Groom One’s Pubic Hair

In Tennessee Hollow Logs May Not Be SoldIn Tennessee Hollow Logs May Not Be Sold

In Delaware It’s Illegal To Serve Perfume As Liquor

In Delaware It’s Illegal To Serve Perfume As Liquor

In Vermont It Is Illegal To Use Colored Margarine In Restaurants Unless The Menu Indicates You Do

In Vermont It Is Illegal To Use Colored Margarine In Restaurants Unless The Menu Indicates You Do

In New Mexico Defacing Rocks Is A Crime

In New Mexico Defacing Rocks Is A Crime

In Alaska No Person May Drive A Vehicle When There Are Three People In The Front Seat

In Alaska No Person May Drive A Vehicle When There Are Three People In The Front Seat

In Mississippi Sesame Street Was Once Banned From Pbs.

In Mississippi Sesame Street Was Once Banned From Pbs.

In South Dakota It’s Unlawful To Cause Static

In South Dakota It's Unlawful To Cause Static

In Hawaii Coins Are Not Permitted To Be Placed In Ones Ears

In Hawaii Coins Are Not Permitted To Be Placed In Ones Ears

In Massachusetts, Photographing Upskirt Photos Can Be Considered A Crime

In Massachusetts, Photographing Upskirt Photos Can Be Considered A Crime