If You Have A Cold In Washington State It’s A Misdemeanor To Walk Around In Public
A website called DumbLaws.com points out some of the ludicrous statutes across all 50 of the United States. If you're about to get all uppity about how "progressive" Washington is and how our state is immune to the backwards thinking that seems to affect other states check yourself, because you're wrong.
This is the full text of but one of the ridiculous offenses you can be arrested for in the Evergreen State:
Exposing contagious disease -- Penalty.
Every person who shall wilfully expose himself to another, or any animal affected with any contagious or infectious disease, in any public place or thoroughfare, except upon his or its necessary removal in a manner not dangerous to the public health; and every person so affected who shall expose any other person thereto without his knowledge, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
[1909 c 249 § 287; RRS § 2539.]