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Seven of the craziest laws on Baltimore’s books

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Every state in the Union is known to one degree or another for having stupid laws, but what about laws that are downright weird? When you hear some of them, it makes you wonder what might have happened to get the law written to begin with. In fact, it’s downright laughable that the laws made it into the law books to begin with, but even more so that they remain there.

Baltimore is no different from any other city or state when it comes to stupid and weird laws either. In fact, some of those on the books are well beyond silly or weird. Here they are:

No person who is a “tramp” or “vagrant” shall loiter in any park at any time.
It is a violation of city code to sell chicks or ducklings to a minor within 1 week of the Easter holiday.
It’s illegal to throw bales of hay from a second-story window within the city limits.
It’s illegal to take a lion to the movies.
It is a park rule violation to be in a public park with a sleeveless shirt.
Though you may spit on a city roadway, spitting on city sidewalks is prohibited.
You may not curse inside the city limits.

Now, “back in the day”, with things being as they were once upon a time, we can certainly see where a law like not cursing inside of city limits may have been made, but taking a lion to the movies? What brought that one on? One can only wonder! Have you heard of some crazy law in Baltimore that's not listed here? Leave a comment and let everyone



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