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To think that trick or treating by teenagers and a week early is unacceptable?

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Creambun2 Tue 24-Oct-17 08:23:41

Group of four teenage lads knocked on my door last night for trick or treat. Wearing normal clothes. Loved the jack Willis hoody and 99p mask combo.

Told them halloween was next week and aren't they a bit old. One of them retorted. "I'm in court next week".

Gave them nothing but saw them carrying on down the steet. Should I have called 101?

I hate this time of yesr.

BigSandyBalls2015 Tue 24-Oct-17 08:25:35

Why would you ring 101? They haven't broken the law!!

Fruitcorner123 Tue 24-Oct-17 08:27:03

YANBU to be annoyed and you did the roght thing turning them away. Not 101 as they didnt intimidate you.

RolfNotRudolf Tue 24-Oct-17 08:28:35

We had a couple turn up a day early one year. When we pointed out they were early they said it was because "we have a wide area to cover."
I know another teen who went round on 1/11 offering to take any left over treats that people hadn't disposed of the night before - and very surprisingly got quite a haul grin
But YANBU - Halloween is for one night only. Did you give them anything?

Creambun2 Tue 24-Oct-17 08:28:52

So teenagers asking for money at the door is okay? hmm clearly some parents approve of this then!

RolfNotRudolf Tue 24-Oct-17 08:29:38

Sorry missed you said you didn't give them anything. I assume you are not serious about 101?

RolfNotRudolf Tue 24-Oct-17 08:31:33

You didn't say they were asking for money - did they?

sinceyouask Tue 24-Oct-17 08:32:27

Yanbu. I laugh and tell them they can try their luck on Halloween itself. They seem to expect this!

steff13 Tue 24-Oct-17 08:32:51

Anyone trick or treating a week early is unacceptable and weird. I wouldn't have answered the door.

titchy Tue 24-Oct-17 08:32:54

No one said it was OK. It is however legal and given the time of year pretty much normal, if cheeky. Do you really think teens being cheeky is a police matter?

Ummmmgogo Tue 24-Oct-17 08:32:57

lol cheeky fuckers! either give them something or send then away but that is funny not a police matter at all. be kind to teenagers your own kids will be teens one day x

ilovesooty Tue 24-Oct-17 08:35:37

A couple of children were doing Penny for the Guy outside Tesco three weeks ago here!

Sparklingbrook Tue 24-Oct-17 08:37:44

Teenagers trick or treating at any time is wrong. Even on Halloween.

Not a police matter though.

KoalaD Tue 24-Oct-17 08:40:03

Police? Because people knocked on your door?

Right, okay.

PsychoPumpkin Tue 24-Oct-17 08:41:06

I wouldn’t have liked it either OP, I hope they got a lot of doors shut in their faces.

Creambun2 Tue 24-Oct-17 08:42:52

So what about the elderly people and people with young children who would be disturbed by a people knocking at 20.45.

Sparklingbrook Tue 24-Oct-17 08:44:15

Presumably if the teenagers knocked on their doors they sorted it out just like you did. Or didn't answer at all.

BMW6 Tue 24-Oct-17 08:44:40

Total overreaction OP.

coldcanary Tue 24-Oct-17 08:45:24

I told the group who tried this to come back on Halloween in costume - they did! Full on costumes with face paint and everything. I heard this voice from behind a mask saying ‘you told us to come back tonight so we did’ grin
They were being cheeky and chancing their arm a bit, not breaking the law. Leave it.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Tue 24-Oct-17 08:47:36

I would be irritated by anyone knocking unannounced after 8.30.

I’d have told the teens ‘bye’ and closed the door on them, wouldn’t make a call about them.

Fruitcorner123 Tue 24-Oct-17 08:48:03

Its not illegal so the police wouldn't be interested. If thwy did it every night for a week then is might become a police matter or if they intimidated you in any way.

Creambun2 Tue 24-Oct-17 08:48:18

So everyone who is so cool with this you would be fine for your teenage ds to do this?

StillStayingClassySanDiego Tue 24-Oct-17 08:49:19

Who is ‘cool’ with it?

nobutreally Tue 24-Oct-17 08:49:29

Meh - we get this - not every year but maybe every other year. As others have said I simply tell them I have nothing in but to come back at Halloween. One pair did suggest they would be fine with cash instead. They didn't get any...

Cheeky? Yup. But no worse than say door to door salesman who won't take no for an answer.

Ummmmgogo Tue 24-Oct-17 08:49:41

no I would tell him to wait till the 31st. but if he came home and said he went trick or treating a week early I wouldn't try and get him arrested. hth!

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