Most law-abiding Americans respect the ideas behind many laws existing to keep us all safe. For instance, running a red light, driving under the influence, and breaking an entering are all crimes that should have consequences. But every now and then, strong legislation pushes through some strange laws that manage to become reality. And in the land of the free and the home of the brave, these “crimes” start to feel like merely a means for police officers to meet their monthly quotas.
Take a peek at these eight crimes that seem to exist just so police officers can fine you.
Cruising the streets of the French Quarter in New Orleans practically demands you peek into the future for a little fortune-telling, but beware if you’re in the Quaker State. Fortune-telling in Pennsylvania is forbidden. It’s true, lawmakers in the state aren’t joking around. If you’re caught reading someone’s fortune, the odds of being slapped with a third-degree misdemeanor, jail time, and a $2,500 fine are ever in your favor.