Trick-or-treating can send anyone over 12 to jail in these towns
(KUTV) — Happy Halloween, but not if you are a teen.
In parts of Virginia, anyone 13 or older who goes trick-or-treating can be sent to jail for up to six months according to HRScene.com. And no matter what age, trick-or-treating after 8 p.m. can land you in the clink for up to 30 days. Fines range between $25 and $100.
While Chesapeake, Virginia’s code is pretty strict, the city isn’t alone.
In many areas, going door to door, ringing or knocking and expecting a treat for those over 12 is a criminal offense.
Newport allows the activity through seventh grade or at 12-year-old person, but after that, anyone engaging in such behavior is guilty of a Class 4 misdemeanor, the same as many communities in the area.
It also states: “no accompanying parent or guardian shall wear a mask of any type,” perhaps in case they get tempted to trick or treat.