ROGERS PARK — Rogers Park police are cracking down on egg-related crime this Halloween by requesting businesses not sell the notorious soft-shelled Halloween weapon-of-choice to minors until Nov. 9, according to a memo sent to store owners.
The reason for the move is due to "significant damage" to businesses and cars in the past who were on the receiving end of previous yolky onslaughts, Cmdr. Roberto Nieves wrote in the letter.
Nieves said eggs can cause real damage to vehicles, homes and businesses by hurting paint, staining brick, sticking to windows (and at times even breaking them), destroying store awnings and even injuring people — all costly consequences to property owners and the community, he said.
"I know that you would not want to be victimized," Nieves said.
Police said it's crucial to keep eggs out of the hands of children and teens until after Nov. 8 "out of respect for our community and the people who live and work here."
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