A new candidate for most outrageously overblown headline and story - "Kids' threats shatter Halloween night". The whole thing is atrocious:
Children trick or treating in South Auckland - some younger than 10 - took the "scary" side of Halloween too far last night by threatening people who did not give them sweets.More than half a dozen! What, seven? Eight?
Police dealt with more than half a dozen cases of children swearing, intimidating and being aggressive towards people who refused to give them lollies.
One Herne Bay resident told the Herald the inner-city area also had problems with terrifying trick-or-treaters, with up to 150 flocking to the suburb for Halloween. "There are even some shipped in from Glen Innes for the better pickings."People from Glen Innes visiting Herne Bay? Christ, why didn't you say this was serious??
Mr Alofa said police had not received any reports of people being "shipped in".
Oh wait, you did.