12/28/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Halloween Eggings Kill, Injure Dozens of New Yorkers

Teenagers, already the lowest form of life on the planet, are at their absolute worst on Halloween. But we never knew their insufferable shenanigans were so deadly, too. The Times has reviewed newspaper accounts of Halloween deaths, and reports that since 1984 at least 24 people "have been seriously wounded or killed in stabbings, shootings, beatings or accidents sparked by egg-throwing confrontations around Halloween." Back in 1998, a data entry clerk was shot in the head by egg-tossing teens after he got out of his car to confront them. And in 2008 an egg-tossing teen tragically fell to his death off a roof when his target chased him.

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