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Current & Past Strange Laws in Los Angeles County


        Peacocks have the right of way to cross any street, including driveways.


        You cannot leave your car on the street overnight without the proper permit.

Baldwin Park

        Nobody is allowed to ride a bicycle in a swimming pool.


        It is illegal to wash your car in the street. (Passed 1995).

Hollywood (when it was an independent city)

        It is illegal to drive more than two thousand sheep down Hollywood Boulevard at one time.

Long Beach

        Cars are the only item allowed in a garage.

        It is illegal to curse on a mini-golf course.

City of Los Angeles

        It is illegal for a man to beat his wife with a strap wider than 2 inches without her consent.

        You cannot bathe two babies in the same tub at the same time.

        You may not hunt moths under a streetlight.

        It is illegal to cry on the witness stand.

        Toads may not be licked.

        It is a crime for dogs to mate within 500 yards of a church. Breaking this law is punishable by a fine of $500

        and/or six months in prison.

        Zoot suits are prohibited.

        Illegal to stage a bullfight in your backyard

        Illegal to blow snuff in another’s face

        Illegal to bath in someone else’s bathwater

        Illegal to fly a balloon more than five feet off the ground

        Illegal to wash your neighbor’s car without permission

        Illegal to sit on an outdoor restaurant table


        It is illegal for a secretary to be alone in a room with her boss.

Santa Monica

        You may not play percussion instruments on the beach.


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