It’s a bit of a tricky Mischief Night tonight in the Rumson-Fair Haven area. And, tomorrow’s Halloween promises to be a sweet treat for all, as long as the rules are followed, police have cautioned.
Maypole? Well, it’s either block-long try at one or a prime example of good ol’ Mischief Night toilet papering.
The guess is the latter. Fair Haven Road really looked like a giant maypole on Halloween day.
The police had issued a warning against using such “materials” to wreak a little traditional, yet, illegal havoc. But, in this case, the culprits eluded them.
Take a look at the close-up portion of the TP in the photo. One ply or two?
The rumors are not true.
If you heard that Gov. Chris Christie had cancelled Halloween trick-or-treating due to Ebola concerns, you heard wrong. And there’s no Hurricane Sandy to ruin it all this year, either.
Halloween will happen as usual in the Rumson-Fair Haven area.
Curfews for both towns are 8 p.m. on both Mischief Night and Halloween. The rules are the usual.
Fair Haven police have outlined them, just so there is no confusion.
On Mischief Night …
• There is ZERO tolerance for anyone found out past curfew (8 p.m.);
• Anyone found in possession of toilet paper, shaving cream, eggs, soap, silly string, fireworks and “any other item that could be used for criminal mischief” will find themselves in trouble with police.
On Halloween …
• Trick-or-treaters under 18 and not supervised by an adult must be off the roads by 8 p.m.;
• Never, ever go trick-or-treating alone;
• Exercise caution around strangers both on the street and at homes;
• Do not go inside homes;
• Do not eat candy until you get it home and it is inspected by parents;
• Wear a highly-visible or reflective costume, walk on sidewalks and walkways and carry a flashlight and cell phone.
The main message: Stay safe, stay out of trouble and have fun!