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Police departments encourage Halloween safety

BRYANT, Ark. (KTHV) -With Halloween fast approaching, so is the threat of rain and unwanted mischief.

Cheryl Leteff said that she's already had enough of a spook for this Halloween

"I looked through the keyhole, and it just frightened me so bad my whole insides were shaking."

Still shaken from the incident, Cheryl didn't want to appear on camera, but she told THV11 that on Tuesday night two suspicious males wearing costume masks rang her doorbell at her Park Hill neighborhood home.

"It just reminded me of something you see on the TV."

While Cheryl warns neighbors to remain vigilante, Sgt. Todd Crowson from the Bryant Police Department wanted to warn parents about staying visible.

"It may be raining, it may be foggy, who knows?"

Sgt. Crowson said that they're encouraging parents to make sure their children glow in the night. "You can get these glow-sticks at any stores. Even these necklaces and these bracelets. These things light up really good at night."

With reduced visibility expected due to rain and wet pavement, Crowson stated that one of the biggest issues authorities are worrying about is increased pedestrian traffic.

"Here's the cool thing about it, kids look at them as hey this is pretty neat, I got a glow-stick, and I got a bracelet."

And Crowson believes parents will have a little bit more peace of mind.

"Just take it slow and everyone have fun."

Sgt. Crowson also said that flashlights are a good idea for the kids to have. It will make you more visible and prevent any trips or falls.