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Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Trick Or....Get Down!

Now this is my kind of news story:

ROME (Reuters) - Two Italian boys were recovering in hospital on Tuesday after a 70-year-old man shot them with his hunting rifle because he was frightened by their Halloween costumes.

The 14-year-old boys, dressed as demons, had knocked on the man's door during an evening of "trick or treat" near the northern town of Turin and set off a firecracker.

When the door opened, instead of a treat, the man fired four shots at the boys having been scared by the noise and their strange outfits, the news agency ANSA said.

The tradition of asking neighbors for sweets or money on Halloween is relatively new to Italy but is gaining popularity.

Ya, I'll bet. It's certainly now my favorite holiday.