Towns Can Jail And Fine Trick-or-Treater's Over 12-Years-Old!


Do you ever feel some kids are 'too old to be trick-or-treating?'

In some cities, it's actually against the law!

If you're over the age of 12, it is against the law for you to trick-or-treat. 

You will actually be fined, face jail time and will be charged with a misdemeanor

Chesapeake, Virginia is one city enforcing this rule, but they're not the only ones. According to the city’s ordinance, 

“If any person over the age of 12 years shall engage in the activity commonly known as ‘trick or treat’ or any other activity of similar character or nature under any name whatsoever, 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.”

They also have put a time limit on trick-or-treating activities: 

“If any person shall engage in the activity commonly known as ‘trick or treat’ or any other activity of similar character or nature under any name whatsoever after 8:00 p.m., he or she shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $10.00 nor more than $100.00 or by confinement in jail for not more than 30 days or both.”

This law, restricts middle and high school children from trick-or-treating and if you are able to go, you're unable to go after 8 p.m. 

What do you think of this law?! Does this sound reasonable or too much?

 
Kari Steele

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