Trick-or-treaters over the age of 14 could be charged with misdemeanor in Virginia town

How old is too old to trick-or-treat?

According to city code in Chesapeake, Virginia, anyone over the age of 14 who is caught trick-or-treating could be charged with a misdemeanor.

Trick-or-treating over the age of 14 is punishable by a fine. In addition, anyone, no matter what age, trick-or-treating after 8 p.m. can end up being charged.

Police say they are not going to actively enforce this, and if a 14-year-old is trick-or-treating with a younger sibling, for example, they won't be in any trouble.

Chesapeake City code reads: 

EDITORIAL NOTE: A previous version of this story stated that anyone over the age of 12 who is caught trick-or-treating could get "jail time" in Chesapeake. According to the city, the crime is considered a class 4 misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine, but not jail time.