Six months after a young man in Virginia called off his wedding, the cops showed up at his mother's door.
"What's he done?" asked the bewildered mother.
"He got a marriage license and didn't return it," the deputy replied. "Do you know where it is?"
The mother supposed that her cold-footed son, just wanting to forget the whole marriage thing, had just thrown the license in the trash after the wedding was called off.
"I guess we just threw it away," the mother said. Then she hastened to add, "But it was never used."
"That's a legal document," the deputy said. "He can go to jail for not returning it to the court." [Link]