August 2007 two hashers were arrested and were on a felony charge facing $50,000 fine and goal time after laying a flour trail near a shop in New Haven, Connecticut.
By September the charges were reduced but they were still required to do community service as punishment.
This has left a dust cloud of anger and trail of confusion. Read the article and comments: http://newhavenindependent.org/archives/2007/09/city_wont_make.php
Other news articles: http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/08/24/america/NA-ODD-US-Beer-Run-Arrests.php and a wikipedia mention: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburger_Hash_Affair would this happen here?