REPORT: Town threatens fines, jail time for trick-or-treaters over 12

OCTOBER 9, 2018

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The city of Chesapeake, Virginia, is attempting to keep the “trick” part of trick-or-treating to a minimum by threatening jail time for Halloween troublemakers over 12 years old. However, the city says it won’t be “actively seeking out violations.”

The city’s ordinance code states if anyone over 12 years of age participates in “trick or treat” or any similar activity, “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 article goes on to state the following:

The city is also strict on the schedule for Halloween, with city code stating any person trick-or-treating after 8 p.m. will be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by up to a $100.00 fine or jail time of up to 30 days, or both.

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  1. Fran demario October 9th, 2018 at 10:52 pm

    Remind me never to move there.


  2. Judy October 9th, 2018 at 11:32 pm

    I have no problemn giving kids candy over 12. Lots of them are just watching their younger siblings. 12 is not old. Have fun while they can! Least their not soaping windows. Or egging or toilet papering houses. What is the problemn.


  3. Guirmo October 10th, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    complete Overkill just don’t wake me up anybody out having fun and not feeling good by me. And they have the best jokes.


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