An Illinois man celebrated Halloween a few months early and it didn't go so well. Instead of waiting until October, he decided to don a plastic mask and go door-to-door a few months early but he wasn't looking for candy. Unfortunately for him police just happen to be nearby and he was busted. Oh, he also had a pocket full of drugs.

There are a number of lessons that follow this incident. All three of them should fall under the "common sense" category, keyword: should. If anything this can serve as a "hey kids, don't do that" story for children so they don't end up like this Lindenhurst, Illinois man, who was tossed in the slammer with a $350,000 bond.

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Around the time of this specific crime, there had been an uptick in burglaries in the area. Because of the recent incidents, police in Antioch, Illinois were doing extra patrols to keep watch. This is what led them to a 30-year-old man who was (allegedly) doing the wrong thing in the wrong place at the wrong time. He also was carrying the wrong stuff in his pockets.

A Creepy Mask And A Pocket Full Of Sunshine

Police were patrolling a neighborhood at 3 a.m. on July 21, 2022, when they noticed some unusual activity inside a nearby garage. A garage of a home on Victoria Street was wide open and the shining of a flashlight was evident. Officers exited their vehicle to get a closer look and that's when they spotted a man in a creepy Halloween mask with tools in his hand.

When the man noticed the police he took off on foot, which is never a good idea. How far did he think he would get before being busted? He made it all the way to the adjacent backyard and then it was game over.

Antioch Police Department
Antioch Police Department

Pocket Full Of Halloween Candy Drugs

Police found the following drugs on him:

  • 1.36 grams of cocaine
  • 1.6 grams of methamphetamine
  • a methamphetamine pipe

Prior to the charges for the July 21 incident, he was charged with= criminal trespass to a residence two months before. He should have been charged for wearing that creepy mask.

The full report can be found here.

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