Many people have gone to jail for very legitimate reasons, and some other unlucky souls have been sent to jail for the weirdest, most ridiculous crimes. You might want to read this list just to check up on your actions! You never know if some of your crazy antics or weird quirks could send you to the slammer.
Florida Has Banned All Computers And Smart Phones In Internet Cafes
People consistently say that Millennials are obsessed with technology and that we need to ease up on our dependence to the Internet. But, isn’t this one just a smidge counter productive?
In Florida’s defense, this law was by pure coincidence and accident. In an effort to close all internet cafes, the Florida legislature wrote the bills so poorly that it actually bans all internet use in an internet cafe. Florida might just need to hire some proofreaders!
Omar Borkan Al Gala Was Arrested For Being Too Beautiful
This is something that most of us fear everyday! With makeup and tight, form-fitting outfits, are any of us safe from being jailed for being too hot and beautiful?
Omar Borkan Al Gala is a Saudi poet, actor, and photographer who was living it up in Dubai. However, due to his majestic and suave looks, he was ordered to leave the country. The Saudi Arabian government felt that his dapper good looks were driving women too mad and crazy. We, however, will gladly take him here in the United States!
A Man Was Arrested For Attempting To Hit People With A Lightsaber
Whether he thought that he was Obi Wan or Han Solo, this guy took the new Star Wars obsession to the next level. However, we would be lying if we said that we never attempted to have light saber fights with our siblings!
Cops were called to a Portland Toys R Us to try to wrangle a man who was apparently terrorizing people with a play lightsaber. There is absolutely nothing worse than trying to go shopping and being hit with a plastic light up toy, am I right? What’s even better is that the man attempted to hit and fight police with his lightsaber! Fight the police my friend, fight the police!
Anthony Stallard Was Arrested For Pretending To Be A Ghost
Was it Halloween? Was he scared? Was he an actual ghost? If you ever wondered what would happen to you if you went around town under a plain white sheet and making ghost noises, this man has already tested out the waters for you.
England native Anthony Stallard had been drinking with friends when he had the bright idea to pretend to be a ghost and make ghost noises throughout a cemetery. The witnesses of this hilarious scene told police that they saw men running through the cemetery screaming, “WOOOOO” in a ghostly tone. Stallard was forced to pay 75 pounds for his little stunt.
A Colorado Woman Was Arrested For Attempting To Break Into Jail
Now this is just silly! There are so many more interesting things to do that would send you to jail, not just trying to break in. She could’ve just asked to be put in a cell!
In a lovely story, Monique Armstrong broke into jail to try to offer herself up instead of her brother. Armstrong broke through razor blades and wire fence in a daring attempt to take her brother’s place. This story does have a happy ending too! Her brother was set out on bond and Armstrong was arrested.
A U.S. Police Man Was Arrested For Farting In Someone’s Face
It’s just common decency to not fart in someone’s face. But, this police officer thought that he was above the law. Tough break for this wind breaker.
During a colleague scuffle, Lawrence Michael Jonap was accused of assaulting and hitting his fellow officer before passing gas in his face. However, the best part of this story is that the assault was never documented, but the officer was simply arrested for his fart. Don’t eat any beans around the police station next time Lawrence!
It Is A Crime In The United States To Use A Dead Person’s Handicapped Parking Sign
This makes sense to me! If you really need to have a handicapped parking sign so that you don’t have to walk as far, you might as well get your own. Don’t steal just because you’re too lazy to walk a few extra feet.
Ashley Hickey of Orlando was arrested on fraud for using a deceased person’s blue handicap sign. After being arrested, Hickey lied to police, stating that she was merely picking up her grandma and had swiped the wrong handicap sign. She was arrested anyway and put on $250 bail. That’s just cold, Ashley!
You Can Legally Drink In The United States Under Twenty One, But You Have To Be Enrolled In A Culinary Class
Now don’t just go signing up willy-nilly for culinary classes if you’re underage! It’s not everywhere in the country and you might only be allowed to use cooking wine.
In 45 states, underage drinking is allowed, but only if you are enrolled and in a cooking class. However, drinking in class is only limited to wine tasting and tasting meals that have been cooked with cooking wine. Sorry to burst your bubble teens!
It Is Against The Law To Have Sex With A Corpse In Illinois
Well, obviously this should be against the law. But, it should also just be common knowledge that having sex with a corpse is a disgusting and despicable thing to do.
Illinois has been cracking down on all of the pervs that are out there having sex with corpses, and has made a law against it. The law specifically states that the relocation, movement, or sexual activity with a corpse is prohibited. The law was first created to stop the problem of drug-induced homicides, but it’s better to stop all of the corpse sex as well. Yuck.
A Man Named Beezow Doo-Doo Zopittybop-Bop-Bop Was Arrested
Was he just arrested for having the most ridiculous name of all time? Because he shouldn’t be the one arrested. His parents should be the ones who are sent to the slammer.
Beezow was arrested twice for drug charges and a third time for attacking two police officers. His birth name is actually Jeffrey Drew Wilschke; he wanted to find something that fit his personality better. There is still no confirmed way on how to pronounce his name.
You Can Get Sent To Jail For Thirty Days For Collecting Water
Apparently, then, surviving is against the law in some places. Everyone better take the gutters off their homes because those pesky buggers are against the law for collecting all that rain. This one might just be a little over the top.
Gary Harrington from Oregon was arrested for simply catching rain, which seems pretty harsh. Harrington was collecting runoff and rain water in three large barrels. The state, however, claimed that he was stealing dam water and making illegal reservoirs. Harrington was even denied permits to obtain the water. Guess you just have to pay for rain in Oregon.
A Lady Was Jailed For Not Deleting Her Facebook Account
If you were to either go to jail or delete all of your social media accounts, which one would you choose? We’d take the jail time too, don’t you worry. We don’t judge here.
After being charged with a DUI, Paula Asher took to Facebook with her anger and made statuses about her run-in with drinking and driving. The judge was alerted of her flagrant comments, and ordered Asher to either delete her Facebook or spend two nights in the big house.
Speaking Of Facebook, A Man Was Arrested For Friending Someone
What’s the problem with a little Facebook stalking? Every now and then it’s nice to see what all of your old chums and friends from high school are up to. But did you know it might be not only creepy, but an actual crime?
Jacob Jock was a juror in a case in Florida when he committed one of the silliest crimes of all time, friending the defendant. The defendant was a young female, and we most likely assume that Jock was trying to get an easy in. Our advice: think before you friend, no matter what they look like.
For Failing To Predict An Earthquake, You Might End Up With Six Years In The Clink
Failing to predict anything is just unlucky. But failing to predict a natural disaster, with innocent lives and mass destruction on your hands, and get sent to jail for it? Now that’s the worst luck in the world.
Six Italian scientists were sent to jail for six years for not predicting the exact location and time of the L’Aquila Earthquake. The earthquake involved the deaths of over 300 people and was apparently the fault of the scientists. This is one is just too sad.
DO NOT FORGET YOUR LIBRARY BOOKS
Kids often grow up with the fear of paying debts because their library books are a couple days late. The worst fear was about leaving them under the bed for the summer and winding up with $5 worth of fines. But maybe they should be more worried about jail time.
Lori Teel spent the night in a New Mexico prison for forgetting to give back her Twilight book and DVD. The book was over two years overdue and she was taken to jail in front of her children, which was “traumatizing.” Teel was so furious that she ended up suing her city. All over Twilight!
Watch Your Twitter Account, For Anything Too Crazy You Might End Up Doing Some Time
We admit it, tweeting is the cause of a lot of issues. People sure can get caught up in those 175 characters, saying things that they probably wouldn’t say out loud. But, Twitter can cause emotional and legal problems too.
Liam Stacey, a 21-year-old, took to Twitter to post racist comments about a Bolton player who collapsed during a game at Tottenham. The player, Fabrice Muamba, suffered cardiac arrest on the field and is still in the hospital. Stacey tweeted such intensely racist comments that he was jailed for 56 days under the claims that he was inciting “racial hatred.”
A Little Boy Was Arrested For Stealing His Mom’s Pop Tarts
Now Pop Tarts are the one of the best dessert breakfast items out there, are they worth jail time? This mom wanted to prove to her son that there are serious consequences for stealing breakfast pastries.
Latasha Renee Love allegedly called the police to have her son arrested, after he stole her Pop Tarts. The son, whose name was not released is only 13 years old, and he was placed under juvenile arrest. The son is now facing misdeamenor charges, all because his mom wanted a strawberry treat.
A Girl Was Arrested For Eating Steak Like An Adult
Kids just do the darnest things these days. Parents always say that they don’t want their kids to grow up too quick, but in the case of this girl, her parents should have told her not to try to grow up so fast. It ended with her being arrested!
A 10-year-old from Florida brought a steak knife to school so that she could eat her steak like an adult. Who’s to blame her for wanting to eat her meat with a little class? However, the school stated that the steak knife was actually a weapon and she was charged with a felony and suspended from school for 10 days. Acting classy will cost ya!
Hug The Trees, Don’t Yell At The Trees
With all these environmentalists and green thinkers out there, it’s hard to express frustration at nature. However, yelling at trees is both disturbing to other people and also just mean. What did the trees ever do to you?
Yelling at trees in the nude might sound crazy, but it’s another afternoon for Dieter Braun, who told officials that this was extremely therapeutic. He even went on to quote, “Feeling the breeze on my naked skin really calms me down.” However, onlookers might not have thought that his naked body was so therapeutic.
Texting During Class, Now That Should Be Illegal Everywhere
Texting during any activity is the most annoying thing ever. People are constantly glued to their phones and can’t even enjoy the real world around them. Texting during class and missing out on learning new things, now that should be illegal!
During math class, (now we understand why she was texting) a 14 year old Wisconsin student was arrested for refusing to stop texting. The girl absolutely refused to give up texting, and went so far as hiding the phone in her rear area. Police had the awkward adventure of retrieving the phone.