Stupid State Laws

Stupid Country Laws

If your land falls in an ideal area for a Waitemata-to-Manukau harbour canal, it may be confiscated.

Across Auckland. Using the Auckland and Manukau Canal Act, 1908, the Auckland Harbour Board can “purchase or take or otherwise acquire” land for the purpose of constructing a harbour-to-harbour canal.

It can take the land “from time to time, either within or without the limits of its jurisdiction”.

Cattle thieves may be hanged on the spot.

One must get a permit from the city if they wish to take dirt from the airport.

Stealing a horse is punishible by hanging.

It is legal for a robber to file a law suit, if he or she got hurt in your house.

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

It is illegal for chicken thieves to work during daylight hours.

Penalty for horse theft is death by hanging.

No sand may be taken from the beach. The law states that sand must be removed from body, shoes and clothing before leaving the beach.

Picking up abandoned baggage is an act of terrorism.

A decree declares that anyone caught stealing soap must wash himself with it until it is all used up.