Trick-or-Treaters over the age of 12 could face JAIL TIME!

Now this is crazy. A lot of people love Halloween time. And I personally believe that one is never too old to get into the Halloween spirit. 

But now there are certain communities across the country that are implementing some restrictions that can cause some serious consequences. 

According to Complex

For example, the city of Chesapeake, Virginia, declares that anyone over the age of 12 is legally prohibited from going door-to-door seeking free candy. The ordinance code states anyone who breaks the order could be slapped with a $100 fine, a misdemeanor charge, and up to six months in jail. Yup, a child could be locked up for simply for participating in the time-honored tradition.

According to the Associated Press, local governments in Maryland, South Carolina, and Mississippi have implemented similar restrictions, which have understandably sparked outrage among both kids and parents. There’s even a petition calling for a repeal of the Chesapeake law.

The petition reads in part:

Sure, there are a few bad apples out there who are more interested in the trick part of Halloween, rather than the treat — but should that ruin the fun for everyone? And should a minor ever face jail time for something as innocuous as trick-or-treating? We don't think so.

Now it seems like this is mostly going on in the East Coast. But we're wondering if any of this will make its way to the West Coast. How do you feel about this? 

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