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If you plan on trick-or-treating in Hollywood, make sure to leave the Silly String at home.
“A citation could be issued and the silly string could be confiscated,” an LAPD spokesman said, per NBC Los Angeles.
The ordinance was passed in 2004 and lists safety and environmental concerns as the reason for preventing people from using Silly String on Halloween. The ban will be enforced in LAPD’s Hollywood Division.
NBC Los Angeles previously reported that because silly string and silly string cans “are discarded in large quantities on the street” they clog storm drains and travel to the ocean.
Business owners take a financial hit because they have to clean up the area in front of their businesses, according to LAPD.
The cans for the product “may cause pedestrians and police officers on horseback to slip and fall” and may be used as weapons when being thrown, the ordinance states.
So if you’re in Hollywood, make sure to leave the Silly String at home to avoid the fine.
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