Oh, Florida! You’ve got some crazy laws


By Marianela Toledo | Florida Watchdog

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, old-time laws that will surely give you chuckle.

1- Get to work dad! In Oakland, stay-at-home fathers are considered vagrants and can be subjected to a $500 fine or 60 days in prison. The law says that any “persons able to work but habitually living upon the earnings of their wives” and 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 Tampa, don’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 pet pig at home. The city of Miami Beach prohibits anyone from having “in his possession, control, management or custody any swine within the city.” Maybe there are not enough donuts for the one’s we have?


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.