In other cases, teens are only allowed to be out if they are going to or from a place of lawful employment.
Such laws are not anything new in the state. A 2015 article from Norfolk, Virginia, TV station WTKR said that Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Suffolk each had laws that would lead to a misdemeanor charge if a person over 12 goes trick-or-treating.
Such laws are not limited to Virginia. In 2010, The Associated Press reported that Belleville, Illinois, Meridian, Mississippi, Bishopville, South Carolina and Boonsboro, Maryland all had trick-or-treating laws.