This Town Is Banning Teens 16 And Older From Trick-Or-Treating [VIDEO]
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If you’re over the age of 16 and you are caught trick-or-treating in this town, you could be facing a fine.
Teenagers that are 16 and older in Bathurst, New Brunswick have been banned from going door to door this Halloween. A proposed law will not only stop these teens from trick-or-treating, but will prohibit anyone with a “facial disguise” (aka Halloween mask/costume) from trick-or-treating after 8 p.m.
Anyone caught breaking either one of these laws can be fined up to $200.
So how do they plan to enforce this rule? Well, according to a city spokesperson, they won’t. They just hope by the law being on the books, it will cut down on “mischief” during Halloween trick-or-treating.
TODAY put up a poll asking their followers if there should be a ban on the age of trick-or-treaters and the majority agreed that there should be some sort of limit.
A Canadian city has banned trick-or-treating for kids over 16. Should there be an age limit for trick-or-treating?
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 21, 2017
Mixed reactions online were everything you would expect.
Older kids are bussed in from all over town taking treats you would otherwise give to younger kids.
— edt839 (@EdwardTrouskie) September 21, 2017
I'd rather my 16 year old go out trick or treating than out drinking. This is an awkward age. 16 year olds should have fun too.
— ctygrlcntrylife (@ctygrlcntrylife) September 21, 2017
Please, just let kids be kids as long as they can! Some kids think they're too cool for it. I'm glad my 13 yr old still acts like a kid
— Mary Marshall (@MMarshall1) September 21, 2017
So what do you think? Should there be an age limit? If so, what age should it be?