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Oh, Florida! You’ve got some crazy laws

This article originally appeared on watchdog.org.

MIAMI —If you plan on visiting the Sunshine State soon, be sure to pack a sense of humor along with your sunscreen.

Florida Watchdog uncovered some pretty funny, antiquated laws that will surely give you chuckle.

1- Get to work, dad!  In Oakland, stay-at-home fathers are considered vagrants and may be subject to a $500 fine or 60 days in prison. The law says any “persons able to work but habitually living upon the earnings of their wives” and who are “able-bodied persons over the age of 18 without means of support and remain in idleness” will be punished. This gives a whole other meaning to the term “deadbeat dad.”

2-If you plan on going to a ‘nudity’ club in Tampadon’t expect to see any, well, nudity. The city prohibits exposing, exhibiting, displaying or revealing breasts, or any part of the lower torso.

3-Leave your pig at homeThe city of Miami Beach prohibits anyone from having “in his possession, control, management or custody any swine within the city.”

4: Don’t bring your hot dog cart to the graveyard. The city of Destin prohibits the use of food carts in its cemeteries. No wonder dead people are so skinny.


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