MINEOLA, NY (WCBS 880) – The scariest thing about Halloween is the possibility of sex offenders attacking children as they go trick-or-treating in Nassau County, Long Island.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

That’s why the police department will have extra patrols, and the parole department is looking for all registered sex offenders to put notes on their door that read “Sorry. No Candy Available.”

John Fowle is the director of the probation department and he says even a jack-o-latern on the front porch could be a problem.

“We might take the pumpkin, depending on the circumstances,” Fowle told WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall. “We know the offenders. We know the level of threat.”

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