Outrageous Laws You May Have Broken in Washington

The law has always, and always will be, a sensible and reasonable set of texts that clearly and justly defines the regulatory guidelines directing our nation. Or, in some rare circumstances, maybe it will look like a childish set of rules for a kid’s game.

The following is a list of a few of those circumstances; a list of the 5 strangest laws that we never hear about within Washington State. Below, current laws will be listed and given explanations for the causation of such bizarre rulings.

Have you ever felt the urge to act physically violent towards bigfoot or sasquatch? Well that might put you behind bars. In fact, in the state of Washington, you can be arrested or fined for the harassing of Bigfoot, Sasquatch or other undiscovered subspecies.

If you want to find out more ways you’ve been a criminal and the wacky stories behind these laws, read on!

1. The harassing of Bigfoot, Sasquatch or other undiscovered subspecies is a felony punishable by a fine and/or imprisonment.

This law may surprise you, not only because we are talking about a species many believe doesn’t exist, but because it sounds like we may have given this undiscovered species rights. Next thing we know it might be illegal to ride unicorns in Alaska. To make it even worse, malicious activities acted upon such creature would be deemed a felony punishable by a fine up to $100,000 and/or imprisonment of up 10 years in jail. The other question that comes to mind is that if someone has been proven guilty for assaulting Bigfoot, how would that still be an ‘undiscovered subspecies’?

2. You cannot buy meat of any kind on Sunday.

This all comes down to one thing, Blue Laws. No, not jazz, not sad laws, not colored laws, but non-secular traditions found in our law. This law isn’t very exciting, but it does make most state residents criminals, which is a fun thought. This law is similar to the sale of alcohol and other substances restricted by religious customs.

3. All lollipops are banned.

NO, they are not. This is a rumor, and an evil one at that.

I have a feeling parents decided saying ‘because I said so’ isn’t as serious as ‘because you will be arrested and spend your life in jail.’

4. It is illegal to pretend that one’s parents are rich.

Talk about classism. I mean how dare a person of lower class try to fit in and mingle with the wealthy. Could you imagine being at school and some poor gross kid is trying to fit in? Good thing you can call the cops now!

Ok to be honest this might not be the real reason, but this law is outdated and strange.

5. No person may walk about in public if he or she has the common cold.

Next time you beg your mom and dad to stay home since you have the sniffles, you might as well site the Revised Code of Washington-section 70.54.050. Your parents wouldn’t dare force their darling child to break laws and face legal penalty, especially after reminding them who would be paying the ticket. This probably doesn’t mean you should call the police after hearing someone sneeze at the supermarket, but it’s still funny.

So, what does this mean for Washington residents?


Next time you see a child cough, or a woman beating-up Bigfoot, be a good citizen and call the cops!