Fall is upon us, and with that comes the yearly ritual of Halloween. Where at one time children could walk the neighborhood knocking on doors in the cool air seeking small gifts of candy and smiles. But as the demons some children glorify with costumes, we now have unhinged citizens dressing as scary clowns lurking and luring children into unsafe situations, as is this case in Kentucky.
Recent reports of clowns trying to lure children into woods have sparked alarm. Police have warned individuals against dressing up in clown costumes, adding it could lead to criminal charges. “Dressing as a clown and driving, walking or standing in public can create a dangerous situation for you and others,” police in nearby Barbourville, Kentucky,said in a statement online. “While dressing up is not, in and of itself against the law, doing so in public and thereby creating an unnecessary sense of alarm is illegal.”
So who in their right mind would find pleasure in such antics, knowing the ramifications of such behavior? I guess I answered my own question. What a fallen world we are leaving for our children and their children when you cannot even walk outside without the fear of not seeing a loved one again. The odds are getting longer. What do you think?