Trick-Or-Treaters 12+ Could Face Jail Time...

posted by Pat McMahon - 

With Halloween coming soon and kids across the country getting their costumes ready, one town is cacking down on older kids. 

In Chesapeake, Virginia kids over 12 are not allowed to participate in trick or treating. If they do they could go to jail. Seriously.  

The town has had an ordinance on the books for a few years and someone recently shared a screenshot of the harsh rules on Facebook (below)...  

So if anyone over 12 engages in trick-or-treating, “he or she shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $25.00 nor more than $100.00 or by confinement in jail for not more than six months or both.”

The town also only allows trick-or-treating between the hours of 6pm and 8pm. Anyone who tries to collect candy after that cut-off time could be in trouble. 

Now, Chesapeake isn’t the only city to pass ordinances like these as there are a few other towns in Virginia with rules about Halloween. As you can imagine, though, parents are upset. They say their kids are growing up too fast, and letting them trick-or-treat shouldn't be such a major issue. 

More on this story here: ScaryMommy.com

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