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12-Years Of Age Or Older Don't Trick-Or-Treat In Virginia

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018 5:49am

By Virginia Media and City of Chesapeake

Could see a fine or jail time

If your 12-years-old or older don't plan on going Trick-or-Treating in Chesapeake or Norfolk, Virginia or for that matter any city in Virginia.

If you do, might what to save time and wear a orange jumpsuit.

In Chesapeake they have a ordinance  that reads:  “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 nor more than $100 or by confinement in jail for not more than six months or both.”

According to an ordinance in Norfolk, it’s a Class 4 misdemeanor if someone older than 12 is found trick-or-treating.

What they are trying to prevent is teens from getting into trouble.  The City of Chesapeake says, “For example, a 13-year-old safely trick-or-treating with a younger sibling is not going to have any issues. That same child taking pumpkins from porches and smashing them in the street more likely will.”

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