Every city has its fair share of ridiculous laws, and Denver is no exception. Here are a few crazy Denver laws that take the cake:
“It is unlawful to lend your vacuum cleaner to your next-door neighbor.” So it’s ok to lend them a turkey baster, a socket wrench, and a garden hose, but not ok to lend them the vacuum? Ok, I think I’ve got it… Huh?!?
“You may not drive a black car on Sundays.” I’ll remember that next time I’m shopping for a new car. It’s a shame, really. I like black cars.
“It is illegal to mistreat rats in Denver, Colorado.” Well by golly, we’re putting our foot down to the mistreatment of rats! Talk about equality…
“The dog catcher must notify dogs of impounding by posting, for three consecutive days, a notice on a tree in the city park and along a public road running through said park.” I’m happy to see that they are no longer underestimating the intelligence of my dogs!
“One may not mutilate a rock in a state park.” Oops, sorry. I promise I won’t do that anymore. You could’ve just told me… You didn’t have to make a law out of it. The nerve!
Other crazy Colorado laws:
In Vail, “No one may keep junk close to someone else.” Don’t tell me where I can and can’t keep my junk! I’ll keep my junk wherever I choose – even in Vail, close to other people!
In Boulder, “It is legal to challenge a police officer, but only until he or she asks you to stop.” Well then what’s the point?? Actually, here is the full text of this Boulder law:
“5-3-6 Use of Fighting Words
No person shall insult, taunt, or challenge another in a manner likely to provoke a disorderly response. If the person to whom such insult, taunt, or challenge is directed is a police officer, there is no violation of this section until the police officer requests the person to cease and discontinue the conduct, but the person repeats or continues the conduct.”