Beverly Hills parents better check their kids’ pockets before they head out the door on Halloween. City leaders have banned people under the age of 21 from possessing several “messy” items during the holiday, including shaving cream, hair removal products, and silly string.
The ban will be in effect from 6 a.m. on Oct. 31 to 6 a.m. on Nov. 1. It applies to possession, but not sales.
There’s something odd about a person being able to drive and enlist in military service, but not carry a can of silly string. On the other hand, city leaders say they’re fed up with the Halloween pranks and shenanigans.
Supporters of the ordinance feel it's long overdue. A city staff report said there has been “increased vandalism to property, personal injury to those engaged in the use of these products, and threats to the safety of non-participant bystanders.”
The local school district is doing its part to inform parents about the new rules. Signage will also be put up at various points around the city and there will be designated areas where people can voluntarily relinquish the banned products.
Those who violate the ordinance could face a misdemeanor charge or civil administrative action.
But wait... What about eggs?