ABINGTON (CBS) – Authorities in one Massachusetts town are hoping to keep the Halloween “tricks” in check this year by restricting what teens can buy at local stores.
Abington police have sent a letter to store owners requesting that they don’t sell anything that could be used for vandalism to those under 18 from Friday, Oct. 28 to Tuesday, Nov. 1.
The items on the “no-sell” list are: spray paint, eggs, shaving cream, toilet paper and soap.
“It is anticipated that this action will reduce the number of vandalism incidents in the town and result in a safer and happier holiday for everyone,” Police Chief David Majenski writes.
Police say they’ve been making this request of stores for more than a decade and it seems to be working.