In 1970, Bill Murray jokingly said to a fellow passenger that he had two bombs in his bag. U.S. marshals searched his luggage and found US$20,000 worth of marijuana. Murray was arrested.

An inmate filed a US$5 million lawsuit against himself. He claimed that he violated his own civil rights by getting arrested. He then asked the state to pay because he has no income in jail.

In 2012, a Cleveland woman, arrested for a traffic infraction, was ordered to stand for 2 days holding a sign that read “Only an idiot would drive on the sidewalk to avoid a school bus.”