Halloween in a small town is supposed to be a fun night out for kids.
Last night, four young teen girls ages 11 to 13 were doing the normal trick-or-treating thing on Highland Road in Geneseo when they came across a house with a bowl of candy with a sign that said ‘take one.’ As kids, they took two and the man who lives in the house came running outside after them and accused them of taking too much candy so he chases them down, grabs two of them, by their costumes, tears it then proceeded to dump out their candy and made them put candy back in the bowl.
A concerned citizen hearing their screams brought them to the closest house and then gets them home. When the Geneseo Police were called, the only thing that the police said could be done is file a harassment charge for the one girl who’s costume was ripped. The other three victims could do nothing. When the man was questioned by the police, the excuse the man gave was he was home alone with his daughter, making dinner alone, and his wife wasn’t home from work yet. So he explained that he was merely having a ‘bad day.’
So the ‘bad day’ was just normal adult things. What is sad is for children to be terrorized on Halloween because someone has to be an parent, spouse and adult. I didn’t know having a bad day is justification for tearing clothes off of a child. So a ‘bad day’ for someone who should resemble a good parent made the one night a year we have fun as a community a living hell for these 4 young girls. While no charges were filed, I do believe that the citizens of Geneseo should know about the story.
Thank you, A concerned father and citizen.