Teens Could Be Arrested for Trick or Treating
Should teenagers be allowed to trick or treat in the Hudson Valley?
If you missed it this morning on the Wakin' Up with CJ and Jess Show, we got talking about Halloween being three weeks away and how excited we are for FREE candy and we came across a story that said teenagers could be arrested for trick or treating this year.
WHAT? Yes, you read that right. According to WSET, in certain parts of Virginia anyone 13 or older who goes out on Halloween to trick or treat can be sent to jail for up to six months and be on the hook for a fine ranging from $25 to $100.
In Chesapeak, Virgina the city code reads says:
(a) 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.
After doing a little looking around, I couldn't find any towns in the Hudson Valley that have anything like this only some towns that have curfews. So make sure before you send the kids out this year, you know whether or not your town has a curfew.