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Police remind Trick-Or-Treaters to be safe

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

"Get lots of candy!" an excited 8-year-old Ryan Burleson told us as he and his mom shopped at the Halloween Express on New Circle.

Burleson was with his mom today, working to get finishing touches for his brother's Halloween costume.

"He's in school right now," the cheerful boy replied.

Police say one of the most fun aspects of Halloween is dressing up and they also say its important to make sure masks fit properly and kids can see out.

But police hope in addition to nixing outfits that can cause kids to trip or not see at all, they'll also go over general rules with excited trick or treaters.

"We want to make sure they aren't running in between parked cars," explained Lexington Police Officer Bige Towery.

Towery says folks out in residential areas driving can expect a lot more foot traffic from trick-or-treaters.

"We want to caution drivers to be aware of extra pedestrian traffic and to slow down," he said.

Police say kids should never go alone and should only go to homes that have porch lights on.

Officers also say tricks shouldn't be an option because some pranks could land them with criminal mischief charges.

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