Cops urge vigilance as kids ‘trick or treat’

| 30/10/2014

(CNS):The police will be taking to the streets on Friday for some high visibility patrolling, not to keep the ghost, ghouls, duppies and other spooks away but to ensure families are safe from the regular criminal contingent and to assist with road safety. But hot on the heels of warnings from the Department of Environmental Health about the dangers of cakes and candies to kids, the police are urging parents and guardians to ensure their kids are trick or treating safely. Children should not enter a stranger’s home unless they are with a parent or trusted adult, police said, and also pointed to road safety tips.

If a child’s costume does not have reflective strips, police are advising parents to attach glow sticks to it or have the child carry a flashlight. Kids should not wear masks that restrict their sight and everyone out and about should walk towards oncoming traffic. The public is asked not to place candles or open flames in walkways or areas where they may come in contact with costumes and motorists are being asked to drive slowly and be on the lookout for anyone crossing the street.

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  1. Boo says:

    The scariest ones seem to come around every four years. And they always want money………


  2. Anonymous says:

    I am very pleased to say that the church I attend had a Family Fun night that allowed for a safer and better environment for the children to play games, face painting and getting candy in decorated bags!! They even had a decorated hat parade! Children won wonderful prizes for their decorated hats!

    I had NEVER heard of such but I commend our church for offering a better alternative to going to strangers houses. It was meant as innocent fun for our children in a SAFE environment.

    My little girl had a WONDERFUL time at church with godly people supervising and giving out treats and candy that were donated by church members.

    Thank you VERY much Cayman Islands Baptist Church (Pedro Road) for a BETTER alternative to "trick or treating".

    A grateful parent.

    • Anonymous says:

      I suppose one of these activities involves bizarre rituals focusing on imaginary supernatural superstititions.  The other is trick or treating,

  3. Anonymous says:

    Can the parents please move their lazy asses and walk with their children instead of driving them from door to door? 

  4. Anonymous says:

    Don't come to my house.  "Trick or treating" is an Americanism and I am no Yankee. 

    • joker says:

      list your address… hahha

    • Anonymous says:

      Trick or Treat is a celebration of darkness. This is nothing to celebrate. It would be better to celebrate love, light and life.

      People need to stop following the crowd and stand up for what is right. It is so easy to follow a crowd, but as the old saying goes, in a room of one thousand, the one who tells the truth is the majority, whatever the other lemmings say.

      • Anonymous says:

        Well is that not what All Saints' Day is for?  Or are you just ignorant?