Kids older than 12 years old caught trick-or-treating in Chesapeake, Virginia could be slapped with a misdemeanor as a way to curb “mischief” on the spooky holiday. And as harsh as the punishment may seem, the city just voted to reduce the penalty — prior to them loosening the rules this year, costumed kids older than 14 caught begging for candy could have faced a possible fine or even a prison sentence. The ban on big kids has been a long and contentious battle for the city. Last year, reports of the strict law caused a big media stir, which prompted local officials to revisit the rule some called outdated. “The idea that we would put teenagers that age in jail was just a horrible thought, obviously, and it angered a lot of people,” Mayor Rick West told 13NewsNow, a local ABC affiliate. There comes a time in every parent’s life when they have to decide for their child “How old is too old?” A currently live “Today” show poll of more than 2,000 responses so far has revealed that 41 percent of people say you’re never too old. The second highest response came from 22 percent who said 15 to 16 was the appropriate age to stop. Meanwhile, just one percent of Halloween haters said children as young as nine should quit trick-or-treating.