Halloween Vandalism Punishable by Law

7 Eyewitness News Staff

MADISON COUNTY, Tenn.- Before you go out 'trick-or-treating' this Halloween, local law enforcement officials want you to know what could happen if you get caught.

Egging and toilet papering houses may seen like fun, but it is also considered as vandalism. Vandalism under $500 is punishable by up to 11 months and 29 days in the county jail.

If vandalism is more than $500, it can be a felony and carry a sentence in state prison.

The Madison County Sheriff's Department and other law enforcement agencies in the are will be conducting extra patrols to ensure 'trick-or-treaters' are safe.


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