A Pennsylvania town has banned trick-or-treating this year while hundreds of cops search nearby woods for accused cop killer Eric Frein.
The Barrett Township said its annual Halloween parade and 5K Scarecrow Race are canceled indefinitely, and trick-or-treating is banned this year, as the dragnet for Frein is now in its fourth week. The suspect is believed to be hiding out in thick woods near the town.
“This parade is probably one of the biggest events that the town has every year,” Ralph Megliola, chairman of the township’s Board of Supervisors, told ABC News today. “Everyone looks forward to the parade. Myself and my family personally have been away and cut our vacation short to get home in time for the parade. Thousands of people line the streets.”
Megliola said that this year would have been the town’s 50th anniversary parade. It was scheduled for Oct. 26.
The dragnet for Frein has residents of the normally sleepy town in the Pocono Mountains on edge.
“I’m the father of a 9-year-old,” Megliola said. “We do things a little differently now. I’m not so comfortable with him going outside and playing anymore.”
The manhunt and increased police presence is also hurting tourism and businesses in the Poconos. Frequent road blocks, hunting restrictions, and school closures right after the shootings add to the inconvenience.
“Now we have that question in the back of our mind — is he here? Where is he?” Megliola added. “Any time you drive through town, it’s not uncommon to see 20 to 40 police cars or a helicopter or two or three flying above.”
Many people worried that Frein could escape during the Halloween activities with the help of disguises or costumes, ABC affiliate WNEP reported.
If he’s found before Halloween, Megliola said the town will reconsider its Halloween activities. For now, a “trunk-or-treat” will be held in the parking lot of a Catholic school in a nearby township.
Police have been searching the woods, focusing on the border of Pike and Monroe counties, since after the shooting at the Blooming Grove police barracks on Sept. 12. Frein allegedly killed one officer and injured another.
9 thoughts on “Eric Frein Manhunt Prompts Town to Cancel Halloween”
-yawning while laughing
Judging from the pics they all wear the same shoes…
And they aren’t too high. The rear person is showing sock. White.lol(to all the military folks) White is PT.
Ha PT is definitely the case. Can’t wait to run into some stasi so I can grill them about all the “action” they saw while hunting for the elusive Frein. Going to at least force them to think about their exercise and second guess what they’re doing.
You have “Star Chamber” Judges
You have “Militarized Death Squads”
You have “Executioners”.
No! You have Halloween celebration in the way of all the above Police State bad actors running amuck though the neighborhoods of towns and countryside farms and ranches.
“A Pennsylvania town has banned trick-or-treating this year”
“The Barrett Township said its annual Halloween parade and 5K Scarecrow Race are canceled indefinitely, and trick-or-treating is banned this year”
(Seeing the name Barrett associated with this knee-jerk bullshit is even worse.)
Let freedom ring…NOT!!
At what point do we allow a town to ban anything? F#@k them and their candy ass cry baby bullshit. I don’t even celebrate this pagan “holiday” but would be more than happy to do so as soon as some lily-livered, beurocratic, Obola sucking assmunch tells me I can’t.
If Frein actually exists as described, he is LONG gone by now. Does anyone think he’s still hanging around in the same PA woods he allegedly fled to?
Holy, f#@king shit!! The alleged list of detritus left by this guy is lunacy. Only a pea brained, shithead, know nothing, asshat would even begin to believe the insane bullshit being attributed to this guy. Who the f#@k makes this shit up and expects people to swallow it? Hell, people believe the 911 tripe so I guess this load of bullshit isn’t to hard for the gullible simpletons to swallow.
If the people up there in f#@k-me-in-the-ass, PA allow this tyranny – they DESERVE it!
Pull this shit in NC and let’s see how it plays out.
Oh, excuse my language…tyrannical bullshit from cob slobbing assholes brings out the worst in me…
And the people just continue to go along with it. I can’t wait to see the evil Sheriff of Nottingham cancels Christmas in Sherwood Forest.
Hahaha! Like a Hollywood movie script.
“Sheriff of Nottingham: Wait a minute. Robin Hood steals money from my pocket, forcing me to hurt the public, and they love him for it?
Sheriff of Nottingham: That’s it then. Cancel the kitchen scraps for lepers and orphans, no more merciful beheadings, and call off Christmas.”
(Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves)
They’re keeping him in the news because he’s providing endless opportunities to deride militia members (here portrayed as a “military simulation group”), and gun owners, and paint the “domestic terrorist” picture for the TV dopes. They probably killed him weeks ago.
“A Pennsylvania town has banned trick-or-treating …”
Well hopefully they can still get out to throw eggs.
The evil man caused trick-or-treating to be banned, and rumor has it that they may have to cancel Christmas because of him too…..unless the stupid bastards in this Pennsylvanian town wake up and throw those stupid cops the hell out of there.
The solution is simple for the kids. Mothers ….just load your kids up in the van and take them to another town. Choose an upscale town. Trick or treat till your hearts content. Don’t let these grinches spoil your fun. What’s next? Canc Christmas?
Wonder how much extra we payed for those nice new shiny shoes they have on? And the watchs all crome case’s there? White shoe laces and white socks? What other benifits go with the big hunt besides the overtime. Show and tell photo and they can not even do that right. Looks more like if he is still there he will catch them when and were he wants them caught at. Sure the little kids will remember there favort cops as well when they are old enough to vote there. More police damage to the tax payer is there only skill here. Photo op. to kepe the public preasure on is all they are good at. Last report of him I heard of was he was seen dumpster diveing behind a closed hospital in Texas. Strange report there. But no police around or near the place I hear to catch him.