New Mexico January 10, 2017
Not Many People Realize That These 7 Things Are Actually Illegal In New Mexico
New Mexico has its fair share of ordinances so weird that you wonder how they were ever passed. We already covered some of our state’s craziest laws in
this past article, but here are 7 more bizarre things that are actually illegal in the Land of Enchantment.
1. Indecent waitering is a petty misdemeanor. In other words, it’s illegal for servers to show you their privates.
Because who wants their enchiladas accompanied by a side of genitals? That’s just unsanitary. Though it does make you curious which restaurant made this law necessary.
2. It’s obvious why dueling is illegal, but it New Mexico it’s also against the law to challenge someone to duel with a deadly weapon or to accept such a challenge, even if the duel never takes place.
Does a light saber count as a deadly weapon?
3. In Las Cruces, it is against the law to carry a lunch box down Main Street.
That time when Hello Kitty got you arrested.
4. In Albuquerque, cabbies aren’t permitted to reach out and pull potential customers into their cabs.
There’s trying to succeed in business… and then there’s kidnapping.
5. You can be charged with a misdemeanor if you trip a horse.
This one’s so weirdly specific that someone must have actually done this, which is sad.
6. Speaking of horses, in the tiny town of Omega, it is illegal for a woman to ride a horse unless she is also wearing a corset.
7. In Quemado, a newspaper may be subject to a fine if it prints someone’s name and spells it incorrectly.
Are you surprised by any of these? Have you heard of any other quirky New Mexico laws? Let us know on the
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