This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at three legal cases from around the country. First, we examine an Alaskan amour who failed miserably at making sure he’d be able to see his loved one again. Then, we look at the answer to a question that I honestly had never considered before. Finally, we look at what might become the new currency standard if cash and gold both fail in the pandemic.
Follow the jump to read more about this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases from around the globe.
Romeo Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou Romeo?
Well, apparently he isn’t going to be in Banff any longer. As it turns out, an Alaskan man who has been making repeated trips to Banff to see his lover has finally been caught. The trips violate the COVID-19 border restrictions, which prohibit cross-border travel with one exception: Alaska to the contiguous states and vice versa.
One man, so in love with a Banff resident that he could not bear to be without her for a few months, decided that his love was worth putting everyone’s health and safety at risk. And as a result, he now won’t see his sweetheart for a long time.
…And yes, I know that “wherefore” actually means “why…” but it’s more funny this way.
That… never crossed my mind
Things that I have never considered often come up in Weird and Wacky Wednesdays. And this one is a new one that I have honestly never pondered. That is, is it illegal to masturbate in your own car?
While I think the answer varies based on the laws from state to state, and country to country, as well as where your car is parked and how visible it is to the public, I can now say with confidence that if you find yourself in Florida, do not jerk off in your car.
One Florida man learned that the, um, hard way.
A Run on the Banks, Sort Of
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, one thing that people were worried about was the economy and the devaluing of the dollar. Some people predicted there would be a massive recession, triggering a run on the banks. And while that has not really manifested in the extreme doomsday fashion, there have been some, shall we say, unusual bank incidents.
Take, for example, Mark Gray. He is accused of committing a bank robbery. But rather than break in and steal precious cash, safety deposit box goods, jewels, and other valuable items he stole hand sanitizer.
I know they predicted we would be using non-cash methods for buying things, but is Gray onto something or is he just cray?