In her “I Fought The Law” series, Olivia Locher has come up with a series of images that creatively poke fun at some of the more absurd laws in effect in the United States. Each photo is a tongue-in-cheek rebellion that intentionally violates some absurd U.S. State law, most of which are outdated or bizarrely specific.


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Some of these laws are simply outdated historical laws, while other are total headscratchers. It’s hard to imagine why riding bikes in swimming pools is illegal in California or why wine can’t be served in teacups in Kansas. And it begs the questions – was people working out while driving such a big problem in Oregon that they had to outlaw it? Other laws, while weird, have historical context and are simply outdated. It’s illegal to carry an ice-cream cone in your back pocket in Alabama because this was an ingenious way for horse thieves to steal horses. They could lead away horses with the ice-cream without ever having to lay hands on them, thereby not technically stealing the horses until they were “lost.”

To see more of this talented artist’s photography or more of this cheeky series, check out her website!

More info: olivialocher.com

#1 In Alabama, It Is Illegal To Have An Ice-Cream Cone In Your Back Pocket

In Alabama, It Is Illegal To Have An Ice-Cream Cone In Your Back Pocket

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Zenozenobee 1 month ago

Who on Earth thought it could be a good idea to carry an ice-cream cone in his/her back pocket ?

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#5 In Minnessota A Person May Not Cross State Lines With A Bird Atop His Head

In Minnessota A Person May Not Cross State Lines With A Bird Atop His Head

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Talia Johnson 1 month ago

But walking around within a state with a bird on your head is fine. Okaaaaay.

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#8 In Oklahoma It's Illegal To Make Love With An Automobile

In Oklahoma It's Illegal To Make Love With An Automobile

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The Cappy 1 month ago

Hmm... Maybe that should be illegal everywhere, come to think of it.

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#10 In California, Nobody Is Allowed To Ride A Bicycle In A Swimming Pool

In California, Nobody Is Allowed To Ride A Bicycle In A Swimming Pool

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John L 1 month ago

They do an awful lot of strange things there. This is tame in comparison.

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