Getting arrested in Collin County is never a picnic, but imagine getting arrested for something that you didn’t even know was a concrete law. While we usually cover the serious arrests like DUIs and aggravated assault, sometimes a bail bond request comes across our desks that leave us scratching our heads.
Here’s a look at six of the weirdest Texas laws that can get you in trouble with the police, and even arrested.
1. In-Flight Public Intoxication
Although airplanes are the symbol of getting away and letting your worries fly free, you can still get arrested for acting out on your flight.
Yes, your flight is a great place to unwind and buy a drink or two for the plane ride. However, if you go full “Bridesmaids” and become publicly intoxicated on your flight, it’s possible that you will be arrested by the air marshal.
2. Driving Without Windshield Wipers
Did you know that it’s legal to drive without a windshield in Texas? Well, as odd as that may sound, it’s true. However, if the police pull you over and discover that you’re driving without windshield wipers, be prepared for a strange run-in with the law that can result in a seemingly unnecessary fine.
3. Drunk Texting 911 Operators
In Texas, people have the ability to text 911 for emergency assistance. However, much like the standard 911 service, this isn’t a hotline that is in place to be abused. Drunk texting 911 will definitely get your phone number recognized and traced by the police, and you could end up sleeping it off in a Collin County jail cell.
4. Selling Your Organs
This is the oddest item on our list. However, it’s a Class A misdemeanor to get caught selling your organs. People can legally sell their blood and hair but the following organs will result in an arrest in Texas:
5. Eating Your Neighbor’s Garbage
As good as your neighbor’s leftovers may smell, whatever you do, don’t go digging through their garbage to find a late night snack. Not only is that extremely unsanitary, but in Texas, it’s illegal!
If you’re caught eating your neighbor’s garbage, you will get arrested for trespassing and property theft.
6. Feather Dusting a Public Building
Even if you want to be polite and maintain a public building for free, whatever you do, don’t get caught feather dusting it. As silly as this law seems, it’s one that is still active in the state of Texas and could get you arrested if you push the limits of the law.
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