No Halloween joy for Tijuana adults

Translated by Fulano from an article in

TIJUANA, Baja California – Any adults who wear masks on Halloween which cover their faces will be subject to a fine or could be arrested for up to 36 hours.

The Chief of Police, Marco Antonio Sotomayor Amezcua, said that in accordance with Tijuana Regulation Article 67, it is prohibited to use disguises who cause disturbances of the peace or threaten people’s safety.

“We ask that faces by uncovered, this is important for us because we do not want criminals taking advantage of the holiday to commit crimes and in some manner hide among all the people who enjoying themselves legally. We understand this could be a bother, but we ask for your cooperation,” he said.

The fines can run from 80 to 400 pesos if a person has his face covered and does not disturb the peace. But a person is wearing a mask and is disturbing the peace, the fine could reach 4,800 pesos (US$275).