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Published:October 9th, 2018 17:44 EST
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It's Against the Law for Kids Over 12 in Chesapeake VA to Trick-or-Treat

By Robert Paul Reyes

"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."

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Teens are full of piss and vinegar and hormones and controlled substances, and they engage in all sorts of mischief all year long, and on Halloween many of them egg houses and vandalize private property.

Our kids grow up much too fast, and if a teen wants to extend his childhood by a couple of years by going trick-or-treating that`s a good thing.

I`d rather see teens trick-or-treating than egging houses or driving around the neighborhood drunk.

Every year there`s always a dozen high school kids who trick-or-treat in my neighborhood, and I always give them candy.

The war on Christmas may be fake news, but it`s the truth that the Chesapeake city code reads:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

The Chesapeake city officials need to remember when they were in high school and still trick-or-treating. Trying to stop Halloween festivities at 8:00 p.m. is as insane as ending a New Year`s Eve party at 10:00 p.m.

https://kutv.com/news/offbeat/trick-or-treating-can-send-anyone-over-12-to-jail-in-virginia-towns

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