As Halloween approaches and both ghouls and goblins prepare to close October with a bang, the question must be asked: What spooky season malfeasance can land you behind bars?
Pranks, much like candy and costumes, are synonymous with Halloween. More often than not, the aftermath of the perfect prank is a moment of fear followed by relieved laughter. Some unsavory traditions, however, carry more severe consequences.
Egging—throwing raw eggs at homes and cars—along with stealing or smashing pumpkins and TP-ing—the process of covering houses, trees and any other standing objects with toilet paper—are three of the most common pranks pulled on Halloween, or the night before.
All three are also illegal and, based on certain state regulations, have the potential to violate multiple laws at the same time.