Jail time is no longer possible for ‘old’ trick-or-treaters in Chesapeake


DALLAS TX – OCTOBER 31 2015: Decorative pumpkins filled with assorted Halloween chocolate candy made by Mars Incorporated and the Hershey Company.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) — Those who dare to bend the age limit on a Halloween pastime no longer have to be worried about spending a night behind bars.

On Tuesday, the Chesapeake City Counci unanimously voted to amend an old ordinance that threatened jail time to any person over the age of 12 who was caught trick-or-treating. 

The change was made after the law drew nationwide attention last fall following the publication of various Hampton Road trick-or-treat laws by WAVY-TV’s lifestyle website, hrScene.com.

The ordinance raised the maximum trick-or-treating age to 14 years old, which is two years older than all other Hampton Roads cities.

Those caught trick-or-treating over that age could now face a fine. 

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