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Obscure Charge?

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Do You Have Any Wierd Laws in MASS You Actualy Enforce?

i read this on another web site from an officer in San Fransico...

"My partner is a little on the nutso side (to put it mildly). When someone irritated him, he
made no bones about using the most obscure sections of the Municipal Police Code to
make his point. In one instance he arrested a transient for "displaying a deformity for profit"
when the transient charged a kid 25 cents to see the stump of his amputated arm.

In another incident he arrested someone literally for looking ugly in public.
The relevant code made it a misdemeanor for "any unsightly person to make
themselves visible to public view."

I know Marin County has some rule about people who do not smell
good (or smell too strongly) cannot attend county meetings. I guess they have county
"Sniffers" at the door lol 8O

(I used to threaten drunks that if they did not leave, they would be charged with "Mopery
with intent to Gawk, and being in a public place without a permit." I sometimes added
"Ugly in Public with a prior"). LOL

what is the most obscure charge you ever placed against a person?
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Maybe this isn't that obscure, but I find it funny that it is actually a criminal offense:

Section 645:3
645:3 Adultery. – A person is guilty of a class B misdemeanor if, being a married person, he engages in sexual intercourse with another not his spouse or, being unmarried, engages in sexual intercourse with another known by him to be married.
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