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How old is too old to Trick-or-Treat?

UNDATED (KTRE) – Kids over the age of 12 in Belleville, Illinois could face a fine or even jail time if they're caught going door to door this Halloween.

For some people, that's taking the "How old is too old to Trick-or-Treat?" debate too far.  Some people believe you're never too old because trick-or-treating is not just for kids, as long as the older person is treating the tradition with respect by dressing in full costume (not just makeup) , have an official Halloween bag (not just grocery sack) to get candy, and not running over the younger children in a rush to get candy.

Trick-or-treaters age "11, 12, 13 tops," is the limit for Judy Skidmore.  "It does make me nervous I think and that's usually when I start turning off my porch light when they start coming by."

Richard Taylor believes you're never too old to trick-or-treat.  "I really think it's appropriate for anyone to do trick-or-treating.  It's fun and happy.  I believe trick-or-treating is good for everybody." 

"It's something I did as a little boy, it's something that's inside of me, it's tradition I love it, it makes me happy."  In fact, Taylor already has his costume for this year picked out.  "I got this gangster costume that I'm going to wear."

What do you think?  "How old is too old to Trick-or-Treat?"  Take our KTRE.com web poll and let us know what you think the appropriate age is for trick-or-treaters.

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