Once again, we are down to the final 5 states for our “Weird laws: True or False edition.”  We started alphabetically with Alabama and will end this week with Wyoming.  Enjoy these weird laws!

True or False:

Virginia

“No animal may be hunted for on Sunday with the exception of raccoons, which may be hunted until 2:00 AM.”

TRUE.  According to the law, it is illegal to hunt or kill any wild bird or wild animal with a gun, firearm or other weapon on Sunday.  Sundays are apparently considered a rest day for wild birds and wild animal life.  However, this law does not apply to raccoons.  I wonder what raccoons did to deserve such discriminatory treatment.

Washington

“It is illegal to attach a vending machine to a utility pole without prior consent from the utility company.”

TRUE.  According to the law, it is illegal to attach advertising signs, posters, vending machines, or any similar object to utility poles.   The reason behind the restriction is because these objects tend to endanger the lives of electrical workers.  If one wants to attach these objects, they must obtain the permission of the utility company.

West Virginia

“Unmarried couple who live together and “lewdly associate” with one another may face up to a year in prison.”

FALSE.  However, this law was true until 2010.  According to the law, it was illegal for unmarried couples to “lewdly and lasciviously associate and cohabit together.”  If so, they would be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined up to fifty dollars, and may be imprisoned for up to six months.  A second conviction would result in six to twelve months in jail.

Wisconsin

“One may not camp in a wagon on any public highway or risk a fine of up to ten dollars.”

TRUE.  It is illegal for any person to camp in a wagon, a tent on any public highway or land adjacent thereto, “after a notice to remove therefrom by the owners of such adjacent lands, or the owner of land abutting on the highway, or by a member of the board of supervisors or any trustee of any town or village where such camping place is made.”  Any person caught breaking the law will be fined up to $10 or face up to 30 days in the county jail.

Wyoming

“It is illegal to wear a hat that obstructs people’s view in a public theater or place of amusement.”

TRUE.  This law is very necessary in my opinion.

Thanks for playing Weird laws True or False Edition with me.  I enjoyed sharing my interpretations of strange laws from across the nation.  Hope you did too!

Are there any weird laws that you thought were false but ended up being true?