How old . . . is too old? Virginia town makes it illegal to trick-or-treat over 14 years old

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A law in Chesapeake, Virginia that has been around for more than 50 years makes it illegal to trick-or-treat if you're older than 14 years old.

The law has been on the books for more than a half century following a violent Halloween back in 1968.

You can be fined $250 if you break the law.

But since it has been a law, nobody has been fined for illegal trick-or-treating.

Police admit they don't even patrol neighborhoods or ask kids to see how old they are.

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