Know your Neighbors this Halloween
Published October 31st, 2013
GAINESVILLE- Princesses and pirates are welcome. Predators are not.
Halloween trick- or- treaters are flooding the streets of North Central Florida tonight... Looking for as many treats as possible.
Police are on hand to make sure there are no serious tricks played.
And safety is something Gainesville resident Doris Edwards takes seriously in her community.
Tonight her message is simple, know your neighbors.
"one of my concerns is the fact that we do have sexual offenders and predators here, and it's very important that as me as a neighborhood watch person and others as well as parents especially be aware of where sexual offenders and sexual predators live."
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has made that task easy for Edwards who was able to pinpoint all the offenders and predators in her area.
Their online database allows you to search for offenders and predators in your area.
It's illegal for paroled sex offenders to distribute candy or wear costumes on Halloween in Florida.
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