How old is "too old" to go "Trick-or-Treating" ?

Lets put this one up there with Police having to bust little kids "non permitted" Lemonade stands in their front yards.. 

In some towns and cities across the county , kids who are over the age limit ( 12 ) can be fined and put in JAIL simply for being too old to go "Trick-or Treating". 

Wikipedia says: 

Trick-or-treating  is a custom for children and adults in many countries. Children in costumes travel from house-to-house, asking for treats with the phrase "Trick or treat". The "treat" is usually some form of candy, although in some cultures money is used instead. The "trick" refers to a threat, usually idle, to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given. Trick-or-treating usually occurs on the evening of October 31. Some homeowners signal that they are willing to hand out treats by putting up Halloween decorations outside their doors; others simply leave treats available on their porches for the children to take freely.

Today , this tradition has started to be replaced with other means of celebrating, like "Trunk-or Treat" events held in local parking lots where families bring their kids to show costumes and trade treats !

A few specifics for the new 'law" in other states according to ABC7                                               

"In Chesapeake, Virginia, anyone over the age of 12 who is caught trick-or-treating could be sent to jail for up to 6 months and fined.

In Newport, 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.

and in SOUTH JERSEY the curfew is 7 p.m.. Kids in Upper Deerfield Township have also been told 12 is the official cutoff."

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Do you still let your kids go trick or treating?

Does your neighborhood even HAVE Trick or Treating anymore?

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