Happy Halloween! That is unless you leave in Hampton Roads …
I have just finished reading an article on regulations for tonight’s festivities in my local area and was very surprised to find out that in my city (Virginia Beach) it is a Class 4 Misdemeanor to trick-or treat if you are older then 12! Not that I was prepping to pull out my costume and make a dash for free candies but isn’t it a bit excessive?
Here is a quote from the article directly related to my city:
The hours & rules for trick-or-treating in Hampton Roads
Virginia Beach: Children 12 and younger may go trick-or-treating until 8 p.m. Anyone trick-or-treating after 8 p.m. is committing a Class 4 misdemeanor. Anyone older than 12 making the rounds on Halloween night also is committing a Class 4 misdemeanor.
I guess I should be happy they don’t slap people with real jail time! And while I understand the necessity to protect the public I do have to ask the question …. What Are We Coming To?
What if in your family kids are different ages and 12 seems like a low age as many middle school students enjoy the traditional festivities as much as younger kids …
What Do You Think? Or Do you have your own story you want to share?
NOTE: This Post is from 2007 and may not be applicable to current.