Watch the Clip Here.
Footloose is a classic movie with a very catchy song. Under Texas Law,
it also has a few criminal actions.
Standing between two moving cars on a highway is undoubtedly unsafe and
reckless driving. A person commits the offense of reckless driving if they drive a vehicle
in a willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property
under TRC § 545.401. An offense under this section is a misdemeanor
punishable by a maximum fine of $200 and/or confinement in jail for not
more than 30 days.
There appears to be a fight going on between the boys. While we did not
see any actual punches thrown it could be assault if there were.
Assault is where a person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily
injury to another.
In the alternative to assault, we do see them restraining Kevin Bacon during
this clip. Unlawful restraint under Texas Penal Code § 20.02 occurs
when a person intentionally or knowingly restrains another person. This
crime would be a felony of the third degree when the actor recklessly
exposes the victim to a substantial risk of serious bodily injury.
The very iconic scene of Kevin Bacon dancing through the warehouse is most
likely an act of trespass. One has committed the offense of criminal trespass
when he enters or remains on the property of another without consent and
he had notice that the entry was forbidden under Texas Penal Code § 30.05.
We also see some potential attempts to flee the officers in this clip.
A person commits the offense of evading arrest when he intentionally flees
from a person he knows is a peace officer attempting to lawfully arrest
or detain him. Tex. Pen. Code § 38.04.
Bashing someone's headlights in can also be considered a crime. The
crime of criminal mischief occurs when a person intentionally or knowingly
tampers with the tangible property of the owner without the owner's consent.