“Mardi Gras Beads” may not be thrown from a third story window.

Sec. 54-413. Throwing prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to throw, cast, or propel any substance from any aperture, window, door, staircase, balcony, or roof that is eight or more feet above street level onto any public place, way, street, sidewalk, neutral ground or highway within the city. (Code 1956, § 42-80.1)

A law was passed with the specific intent of stating the punishment for stealing crayfish.

RS 14:67.5 § 67.5. Theft of crawfish; penalty

A. No person shall knowingly, willfully and intentionally fish or take any commercial crawfish from any crawfish farm, except with the consent of the owner thereof.

B.(1) Whoever commits the crime of theft of crawfish when the misappropriation or taking amounts to a value of five hundred [...]

All garbage must be cooked before it can be fed to any hogs.

Sec. 7-187. Preparation of garbage, etc., fed to hogs.

All garbage, refuse, offal or other material other than grain foodstuffs to hogs must be cooked on the premises just prior to the feeding of the hogs.

(Code 1961, § 4-39)

Biting someone with your natural teeth is “simple assault,” while biting someone with your false teeth is “aggravated assault.”

Chasing fish in a city park is against the law.

Sec. 106-166. Fishing in parks without permission or during closed season prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to kill, take, snare, pursue, catch or have in possession any fish within the limits of the city parks without the authority of the board of commissioners of such parks or during the closed season, as [...]

City commission members may not drink during a public meeting or risk a $50 fine.

Sec. 54-409. Drinking during public meetings. (a) It shall be unlawful for councilmembers, board or commission members, directors, and employees of the city, or any other person, to consume alcoholic beverages in the council chamber or any other public meeting room or facility owned, rented or leased by the city during any public meeting as [...]

Communism is against the law.

Condoms may not be thrown from parade floats during Mardi Gras.

Sec. 34-28. Prohibited throws. (a) No Mardi Gras parade participant, while participating in a parade on the parade route, in a parade staging area or in a parade disbanding area, shall possess or have in his custody or control any of the following: (1) Any life-threatening objects or safety-threatening objects, including, but not limited to [...]

Don’t try to do any kind of fancy bicycle riding in this town.

Sec. 154-1414. One-handed steering. Every rider of a bicycle, tricycle or other vehicle propelled by hand or foot must keep at least one hand on the handlebars of his machine when riding it. (Code 1956, § 38-203) State law references: Similar provisions, R.S. 32:195.

Drive-thru liquor stores are outlawed.

Sec. 3-4. Selling alcoholic beverages to persons in motor vehicles prohibited.

The selling of any alcoholic beverage directly to any person while in, on or otherwise occupying any automobile or other motor vehicle is expressly prohibited within the city.

(Ord. No. 280, 3-14-83)

Electric wires can’t be attached to trees.

Sec. 106-222. Electric wires, etc., not to be attached to trees. No person shall attach any electric wire insulator or any device for the holding of any electric wire to any tree growing upon any public highway of the city. Every person having any wire charged with electricity running through a public highway shall securely [...]

Every time a person is seriously burned, he must report the injury to the fire marshal.

RS 14:403.4

Burn injuries and wounds; reports; registry; immunity; penalties

A. The purpose of this Section is to combat arson through the rapid identification and apprehension of suspected arsonists who may suffer burn injuries during the commission of their crimes. It is the further intent of this Section to provide for a central registry for [...]

Horses may not be tied to a tree on a public highway.

Sec. 106-215. Animals, use of vehicles. No person shall: (1) Ride horseback or drive cattle on neutral ground or fasten any animal to a tree in a public highway, neutral ground, park, public place, triangle or sidewalk in the city; (2) Cause any animal to stand so that such animal can injure a tree; (3) [...]

It illegal for a woman to drive a car unless her husband is waving a flag in front of it.

It is a $500 fine to instruct a pizza delivery man to deliver a pizza to your friend without them knowing.

RS 14:68.6 § 68.6. Unauthorized ordering of goods or services

A. It is unlawful for any person to intentionally place an order for any goods or services to be supplied or delivered to another person when all of the following circumstances apply:

(1) The person receiving the goods or services has not previously authorized such [...]

It is illegal to be an alcoholic.

Sec. 8-135. Vagrancy.

Vagrancy is hereby declared to be unlawful and the following persons are and shall be guilty of vagrancy:

(1) Habitual drunkards;

(Code 1970, § 10-60)

It is illegal to decorate Christmas trees

Sec. 106-212. Cutting, spraying, etc., trees in public places prohibited. No person shall: (1) Cut, prune, break, climb, injure or remove any living tree in a public highway, neutral ground, park, place, triangle or sidewalk; (2) Cut, disturb or interfere in any way with the roots of any tree on a public highway, neutral ground, [...]

It is illegal to gargle in public places.

It is illegal to have sex with a cow.

Sec. 8-131. Crime against nature.

Crime against nature is unlawful and is:

(1) The unnatural carnal copulation by a human being with another of the same sex or opposite sex or with an animal, except that anal sexual intercourse between two (2) human beings shall not be deemed as a crime against nature when done [...]

It is illegal to play a musical instrument for the purpose of attracting attention, without a license.

It is illegal to practice voodoo in the city limits.

Sec. 54-312. Fortunetelling. It shall be unlawful for any person to advertise for or engage in, for a monied consideration, the business of (chronology, phrenology, astrology, palmistry), telling or pretending to tell fortunes, either with cards, hands, water, letters or other devices or methods, or to hold out inducements, either through the press or otherwise, [...]

It is illegal to rob a bank and then shoot at the bank teller with a water pistol.

It is illegal to shoot lasers at police officers.

RS 14:37.3

Unlawful use of a laser on a police officer

A. Unlawful use of a laser on a police officer is the intentional projection of a laser on or at a police officer without consent of the officer when the offender has reasonable grounds to believe the officer is a police officer acting in [...]

It is illegal to steal a “movable” even if it classified as an “immovable”.

RS 14:68

Unauthorized use of a movable

A. Unauthorized use of a movable is the intentional taking or use of a movable which belongs to another, either without the other’s consent, or by means of fraudulent conduct, practices, or representations, but without any intention to deprive the other of the movable permanently. The fact that [...]

Minors may not go to businesses with coin-operated foosball machines unless accompanied by an adult.

Sec. 6-16. Defined.

Amusements places are defined, for the purposes of this article, as any business, place or establishment where three (3) or more coin-operated amusements games such as, but not limited to, flipper type machines, target machines, foosball machines and the like are available for the use and enjoyment of the public and the [...]