Pumpkin Jack O' Lanterns lined up for Halloween. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Halloween may have passed, but we are in no way ready to gear up for the holiday season yet – at least not before reporting some of the hilarity, stupidity and frightening tales that were neither tricks nor treats.
This is also a cautionary tale about the dangers of consuming too much alcohol and the resulting stupidity that can sometimes follow it.
It seems the Wizard of Oz lyrics “If I Only Had a Brain” are truly fitting in this case, as a man dressed up as the Scarecrow in Innisfil, Ont. punched his friend, dressed as the Tin man, and then ran away.
South Simcoe police were called to the scene and saw the Tin Man being treated for injuries. Three witnesses at the scene – dressed as Dorothy, Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the East – told police of the tale of woe they witnessed.
However, the Tin Man seems to possess a heart as he didn’t press charges against his friend and refused to tell police anything.
The police, having a sense of humour about the situation, released a statement saying, “the Scarecrow didn't have the brains to stick around, and ran away with the Cowardly Lion."
Guelph Spider-man injured on drunken walk home, fails to remember incident
In another strange Halloween story, a man dressed as Spiderman was injured when walking home from a party in Guelph, Ont. Police were contacted, and they found the man had suffered some facial injuries that included injuries to his forehead and lips, and a large cut above one of his eyebrows that required medical attention.
When police asked the man how he had gotten these injuries, he had absolutely no idea. Police still aren’t sure whether his memory loss is due to too much alcohol or his injuries, but the man lost his memories of that night.
Police are now trying to figure out whether he had an accident or whether he was assaulted.
Almost seems as if his memories were wiped clean – let’s hope Doctor Octopus wasn’t involved!
Thumb tack and nail found in Halloween candy in Toronto and Kawartha Lakes
For some unexplainable reason, some people thought it would be a fun idea to put a thumbtack and, in a separate incident, a nail inside candy that children collect on Halloween night this year.
The thumbtack was found inside a chocolate bar in Toronto and the fishing nail was found in a small chocolate treat in Kawartha Lakes, Ontario.
Thankfully the parents checked their children’s Halloween candy before they let them put it in their mouths.
In the meantime, police have launched a mischief investigation to try to find out who the not-so-funny jokesters are who would put metal objects into candy given to children.