Halloween reveler Marine Christopher Dabney, 22, was arrested in Gainesville, Florida, around 2:30 a.m. on November 1, 2012, after an altercation in which he mistook an actual disabled verteran for someone pretending to be one for Halloween.
The folks over at Sesame Street have gotten wind of the unlicensed Sexy Big Bird costume, and have taken legal steps to get it pulled off the market. A look also at some other sexy, disturbing, unlicensed Sesame Street characters.
Most people realize that Halloween pranks involving arson, kidnapping, and assault will get the police involved, but it’s surprising how grey for some the distinction between fun and felony can be. A look at some Halloween pranks gone wrong, and some advice on what sorts of activities to avoid—even in the spirit of fun.
Because stockings and ski caps are so 90s.
In this video, a Canadian Halloween reveler dressed as a Ghostbuster decided to do a backflip off a police car. Police were standing by when he landed and promptly arrested him.
On Halloween, 2005, photographer Teresa Halbach drove to Avery Auto Salvage to take pictures of a minivan for Auto Trader Magazine. She disappeared. The shop’s owner, Steven Avery, had been exonerated after serving 18 years for rape, was convicted of Halbach’s murder.
A Halloween attack in California’s wine country leaves two housemates dead and a killer on the loose. No one suspected that he was mingling with the mourning relatives, consoling them and attending candlelight memorials.
A man accused of shooting his 8-year-old cousin believing her to be a skunk has been charged. Police say the man’s mother asked him to shoot the skunk and held a flashlight for him while he fired.
A 9-year-old girl was dressed in a black outfit with a black hat during a Halloween party at a home in New Sewickley Township, Pa. While two to three dozen guests enjoyed themselves, the girl went to the edge of a hill to hide. After seeing her figure in the dark, police say a relative mistook her for a skunk, took out his shotgun and fired.