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I made a little haunted house inmy garage this year. (Not really a haunted house ) just displayed stuff that I have collected over the years.
waked the ToTers through, show them my collection of stuff. One older gentelman walks up and looks around and says to me (i'm having this place shut down) this place being my garage. I asked him why? he said cause I was promoting devil worshiping. HUH??? I replied.....
I told him there is not on single thing in my yard, gargare, anywhere that even comes close to devil worshiping. I don't even have a devil mask in the yard ( and I will not ever put one up). I told him he came over here on his own and he can leave on his own. About 20 minutes later the cops showed up (saying someone complained of devil worshiping going on) ... I said really??? So I offered the police a little tour of my garage, and they really enjoyed it, they enjoyed it so much that they told other officers and they can to check it out.

There's always one person trying to screw it up for everyone else. ALL in ALL it went GREAT had about 100 kids and adults come through.
 

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i would have reacted totally diffently.

I would have said "Yes, We are devil worshipping, and we need you as a sacrifise!" and grabbed him and brought him into the garage...

But that's only me....
 

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LOL. Something similar happened to me last year. A local cop was doing his patrol, saw the casket and was worried maybe it was stolen. (It was damaged in transit and a local funeral home sold it to me at a steep discount.) Like all the ToTs, he thought a skeleton stuffed full of candy in a casket was the greatest candy bowl ever,and by the end of the night, about 40 cops from 5 different jurisdictions had stopped by to check it out. I only got 12 or 15 cops this year. :D
 

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Is it illegal to worship the Devil? If it isn't, why did the cops respond to the call?
Probably less that such worship is specifically illegal and more that it's associated with activities which definitely are illegal (sacrifices, vandalism, etc.)
 

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I had a much bigger crowd for my haunted house than I did last year, and I guess it prompted neighborhood security (which I didn't even know we had - there's no HOA) to roll up in their police golf cart. But I guess they were just checking out what all the ruckus was about. They didn't come up and interrogate us or anything. I was a little concerned since we had a real chainsaw in use and it was pretty loud.

If you're gonna have the police called on you, at least it was for a lame, stupid reason and the cops were cool.
 

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First off: Devil worship (as is any kind of worship) is legal in the US so I'm not sure why he thought the cops would arrest you.

Secondly: IT'S NOT DEVIL WORSHIP TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN! It just isn't. There'll be some die-hard fundamentalists that say it is, but I don;t care how you slice it, letting your little girl dress up as Princess Elsa from Frozen.

I'm glad the cops in your area are sane and that they didn't hassle you.
 

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I had a much bigger crowd for my haunted house than I did last year, and I guess it prompted neighborhood security (which I didn't even know we had - there's no HOA) to roll up in their police golf cart. But I guess they were just checking out what all the ruckus was about. They didn't come up and interrogate us or anything. I was a little concerned since we had a real chainsaw in use and it was pretty loud.

If you're gonna have the police called on you, at least it was for a lame, stupid reason and the cops were cool.
That's understandable....it should be illegal to have a chainsaw in a haunt. I consider chainsaws Viagra for haunters..
 

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Even if you devil worshiped they couldnt do anything freedom of religion. Lmfao well thats cool it turned out ok.
 
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We had a cop car come to our Haunt one year. It seems my Brother In Law, in charge of Fog, was a little over zealous. The fog was wafting out of the yard right across the street into yards on the other side of the road! It was considered a 'traffic hazard', and they told us to tone it down. But less than 10 minutes later, there were two more cops standing at the head of our driveway handing out flyers promoting a Haunted House the the POLICE were operating about three miles away! It was a chance for the cops to get a little publicity at Wolfman's house!
 

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I made a little haunted house inmy garage this year. (Not really a haunted house ) just displayed stuff that I have collected over the years.
waked the ToTers through, show them my collection of stuff. One older gentelman walks up and looks around and says to me (i'm having this place shut down) this place being my garage. I asked him why? he said cause I was promoting devil worshiping. HUH??? I replied.....
I told him there is not on single thing in my yard, gargare, anywhere that even comes close to devil worshiping. I don't even have a devil mask in the yard ( and I will not ever put one up). I told him he came over here on his own and he can leave on his own. About 20 minutes later the cops showed up (saying someone complained of devil worshiping going on) ... I said really??? So I offered the police a little tour of my garage, and they really enjoyed it, they enjoyed it so much that they told other officers and they can to check it out.

There's always one person trying to screw it up for everyone else. ALL in ALL it went GREAT had about 100 kids and adults come through.
Ever hear of freedom of religion?Works both ways.Id tell him to FOAD.
 

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When it comes to being a Satanist, yes you have the right to worship the devil, however people who think crazy devil occults are real think it is accompanied by illegal activity. The ironic thing is there is no evidence of such cults being real, however we all know there are real Christian cultists who sexually abuse children and even murder people to keep their secrets. Yet panic over devil worshipers still seems to be a thing.
 

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We got a few calls like this when I was working at a Sheriff's Office in MD. In the past we had blown them off as ridiculous, but what we found was "devil worshiping" calls are often a bunch of underage kids drinking, or people setting fires, and in a case in the next county over some drunk jerks who were planning to sacrifice a dog. So most of the time the calls are just nuisance calls but they are still worth checking out.
 
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