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Trick-Or-Treating Could Land You Behind Bars If You're Over 12 Years Old

Must be 12 or younger to ask for candy.

Trick or treating on Halloween is something most kids look forward to all year long, but you better still be an actual kid if you want to throw on a costume and ask strangers for candy in one particular city.

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That’s because any trick-or-treaters who are 13 years or older can now face up to six months behind bars in Chesapeake, Virginia.

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And that’s not it. Trick-or-treaters of any age who are out past 8 p.m. could be slapped with fines ranging from $25 to $100 or could even get 30 days in jail. Yikes!

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The Chesapeake city code states the following: / Via

Sure, it sounds super strict, but WCYB reports it’s actually a criminal offense to go door to door asking strangers for goodies in other areas, too.

Other cities like Newport and Portsmouth have their own rules when it comes to trick-or-treating.

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Portsmouth, for example, lets kids go around asking for candy from 5 to 8 p.m. but they must be 12 years or younger.

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    Yes, trick-or-treating should only be for younger children.
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    No, trick-or-treating shouldn't have any age restrictions.