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Videos capture trick-or-treaters behaving badly in San Diego

Posted at 6:25 PM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 21:25:37-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Small hands eagerly grabbing candy aren't always paired with young minds showing good judgment. That was certainly the case in San Diego County on Halloween night, when surveillance video captured trick-or-treaters behaving badly.

“Frustrating and really disappointing,” said Eastlake resident K.C. Helman.

Helman returned home from trick-or-treating with his kids Thursday night to find his candy bowl gone.

Video showed two costumed kids walking up to the bowl. One of them grabbed it and they both ran away.

It wasn’t the only trick on Halloween night. 10News gathered a collection of videos posted by residents victimized by some frightful behavior.

The candy thieves are a far cry from the generous South Bay boy who was caught on camera in 2017 pouring his own candy into an empty bowl so other children wouldn't be disappointed.

Lawrence Malot, then 15, explained what motivated him to share his candy.

He's not the only good example in San Diego. Ty’evon Walker also gave up his candy to other kids, and told 10News his good reason.