12-Year-Olds Face Jailtime for Trick-or-Treating
Article from ABC13 by ABC13 Staff.
Well, some cities not only suggest an age, but they will also send kids over the “legal” limit to jail for dressing up and going door-to-door looking for candy.
Let’s start in Chesapeake, Virginia where anyone over the age of 13 who is caught trick-or-treating can be sent to jail for up to 6 months, and fined!
In Newport News, Virginia, kids can trick or treat until 7th grade or until they turn 12. After that, it’s a misdemeanor.
Several North Carolina cities have similar legal restrictions for 12 or 13 year olds, as well as 9 p.m. curfews for all.
Read the entire article at ABC13.
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