Stealing grease? Borrowing dogs? Here are 7 of NC’s strangest laws

Ever borrowed some pine straw from a neighbor’s yard or stayed in a motel room with someone of the opposite sex to whom you weren’t married? If so, take caution: In North Carolina, if they meet certain parameters, these acts could place you on the wrong side of the law.

While every region has its own unusual or unique laws, the Tar Heel state stands out for some of the strangest legislation to be found in the lower 48. So if you’re considering a drunken Bingo binge or find yourself coveting the neighbor’s grease vat, you might want to think twice.

Here is a look at seven of the kookiest North Carolina laws still on the books.

Operating as a professional psychic

While novices are free to ply their trade uninhibited, North Carolina prohibits you from operating as a professional psychic or professional fortune-teller. Simply registering as a “professional” is classed as illegal in the state.

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