WEST POINT -- A West Point man who disliked a Halloween trick played on him by a young teenager was treated with a citation, deputies said.
On Halloween a group of teenage boys decided to play a trick, said Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. Susan Poulsen.
One of the boys, dressed in costume and his face covered with a mask, laid on the man's front porch with his bag of candy on his chest pretending to be dead, she said.
When the homeowner opened the door and saw the teen "for some reason it set him off and he told the boys it wasn't funny, grabbed the boy by the shoulder, pulled him into his house, shut the door and locked it," Poulsen said.
He then demanded the boy give him his mother's phone number. After a brief period, the friends of the boy who were outside, knocked on the door and "asked for their friend back," she said.
The man let the boy go and the entire group went straight to the boy's home. They told the boy's parents what happened and they called the sheriff's office.
"They were visibly frightened," Poulsen said.
The deputy visited with the man, who confirmed what the boys said.
The deputy then cited the man for unlawful detention, a Class B Misdemeanor.
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