When the boy opened the door, ready to hand out candy, two people in "Scream" masks unleashed the pepper spray, police said.
An 11-year-old Lynnwood boy got a nasty trick when he opened the door to hand out treats on Tuesday night.
Lynnwood police said two people, who are believed to be male teens, were wearing “Scream” masks when they knocked at the door of a residence in the 18100 block of 48th Avenue West.
It was answered by the 11-year-old, who was prepared to hand out candy to what he believed were his friends trick-or-treating, but instead he was sprayed in the face with pepper spray.
“I opened the door, and then one of them just said ‘trick or treat’ and then pepper-sprayed me in the face,” the 6th-grader told Q13. “I was really surprised and I ran up(stairs) screaming.”
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The suspects fled and officers who responded to the reported assault were unable to find them, Lynnwood police Commander Sean Doty said in a statement released Wednesday.