One local sheriff’s office in Georgia is helping parents and kids know which houses to avoid on trick-or-treat night. In Butts County, Georgia, you can spare yourselves the awkward process of just skipping that house that gives you the creeps, because the sheriff has very carefully and publicly identified that in many cases, you just aren’t allowed to trick-or-treat there.
Butts County Sheriff Gary Long says Georgia law prevents sex offenders from participating in Halloween, including decorating their property and handing out candy. But, just in case they weren’t feeling inclined to obey the law on trick-or-treat night, his office decided to make sure no kids would dare darken their door.
“As Sheriff, there is nothing more important to me than the safety of your children,” Sheriff Gary Long wrote in a Facebook post shared by the Butts County Sheriff’s office.