Q: Meijer had beer on sale and I went there to stock up. I grabbed five cases and headed to the checkout (don’t judge me). The clerk told me there was a limit of three cases I could buy because this was the law. I have never heard of this before. Is this really a law in Indiana?
A: The clerk was absolutely correct. Indiana law 7.1-3-5-3, states that a store may only sell 864 ounces in a single transaction. Again, this is per purchase so you may re-enter the store and make as many additional purchases you like.
So .... now for your next question, why 864 ounces? (12 ounce beers x 24 cans = 288 x 3 = 864).
Q: I was following a semi driving on I-94 dropping corn on the highway. Is this considered littering since it really is a food product and birds can eat it?
A: Sorry to all my farmer friends. Yes, it is littering and the driver can be cited for a “leaky load.” There are only two exceptions in the leaky load law. The first is a vehicle containing poultry or livestock going to the market, and the second is a highway maintenance vehicle spreading sand or de-icing chemicals. The law reads that a vehicle driven on the roadway may not have the contents dripping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping from the vehicle.
So in other words, corn’s a no ....... but feathers are a go!
Q: I found a brand new gold necklace in our back yard and of course I called the police and turned it in. What happens if no one claims it? Isn’t there some law that says the finder gets it back after 30 days if it is not claimed?
A: There is no such thing as a “finders keepers” law or rule in the state of Indiana. All found property, recovered, and cleared stolen property is released to owners upon supplying proof of ownership. If unclaimed, all items are eventually sold at auction or donated to charity. Some items in dangerous or unusable condition will be destroyed.
If you have found property, please call the police as soon as possible. Found items may not be lost, but may have been stolen or involved in the commission of a crime, which police may currently be investigating. Found property can be turned over to any police officer or brought to the police department.
Q: I am an adult, but play a war game online in which one of the players takes it too far and threatens some of us to the point of bullying. What can we do about this person as we all enjoy the game but would like to do so without the annoying threats and ranting. Is there a cyber-bullying law?
A: With playing games or “chatting” on the game site, it is governed by the provider. Make any complaints of inappropriate comments or bullying to them. Unfortunately, it is a choice of yours in playing or participating on this site.
The winner of the $30 gift certificate sponsored by Larry Fegaras and staff at Galveston Restaurant was Carl Babcock of Michigan City. Last column’s riddle was, “What were the color of the doors and which door was Larry located behind?” The answer was, “Door one was blue, Door two was red, Door three was orange and Door four, where Larry was located, was yellow.”
The sponsor for this week’s riddle is our friends at Entryways Unlimited at 207 Ind. 212 in Michigan City! This week’s winner receives a $30 gas card!
Here is a riddle that is kinda sweet, try to guess it and remember it’s not meat. You do not eat its outside, but when you cook it, you eat its inside. When you are done with the inside, you throw away the inside. What food am I?
The 8th correct answer by phone or email at exactly 1 p.m. today wins. To answer a question or ask one, contact Sgt. Chris Yagelski at 873-1461, Ext. #1020, or email ASKACOP@emichigancity.com.