Older Trick or Treaters Get Fined in Virgina

A Virginia town is attempting to keep trick-or-treating by imposing a maximum age.

Photo: Steven Depolo / CC BY 2.0 / MGN

Chesapeake, Va. is threatening anyone over the age of 12 who takes part in the Halloween tradition with jail time.

The city's ordinance states trick-or-treaters over 12 years of age "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."

The city says older siblings, say a 13-year-old, who trick-or-treating with their younger siblings will not have any issues. But teens caught breaking the law, could get in trouble.

Trick-or-treating in Cheaspeake has also been limited from 6-8 p.m.

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