Halloween Pranks & Criminal Disorderly Conduct

Jack o' lanternEvery year, Halloween is a time of excitement, wonder, and fun, as children are out and about, trick-or-treating. However, once children get older, they find other ways to participate in this holiday, and this generally includes participating in mischievous pranks and tricks. Unfortunately, when a Halloween prank gets taken too far, it can lead to real life consequences and trouble before you even realize. Realistically, these Halloween pranks are all fun and games--until someone gets arrested for a misunderstanding. Law enforcement is particularly vigilant on Halloween night, because there is oftentimes so many calls being made to 911 for a variety of reasons.

The following are some of the most common situations which may result in getting arrested on Halloween night:

  • Toilet papering or egging one’s house, which is considered vandalism or disorderly conduct
  • Smashing pumpkins, which is technically considered theft
  • Trespassing on property for any reason
  • Threatening violence online or in person through dressing as a particular character, such as the plethora of creepy clown sightings across the country
  • Breaking and entering, including entering haunted houses or abandoned buildings--even if you didn’t have to pick a lock to break in
  • Underage drinking at parties
  • Breaking mandatory curfews, applicable to those under the age of 18

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