msnbc.com staff and news service reports
updated 11/18/2003 4:35:34 PM ET 2003-11-18T21:35:34

A 43-year-old Michigan man was arrested Halloween night after he allegedly damaged a woman’s house because he thought she denied candy to his son. Ann Arbor police are calling it a case of trick-or-treat rage.

POLICE SAID the man was taking his son trick-or-treating Friday when the boy returned crying, saying a woman didn’t give him any candy. The man then confronted the woman, who said she had given the boy candy, police said.

The father and son, who is believed to be about 5-years-old, left but returned a few minutes later.

But before he allegedly damaged the house, the man gave the woman a piece of paper with his address on it and said, “Call the police,” the Ann Arbor News reported Sunday.

He then tossed a small pumpkin through a window, threw another pumpkin at the front door and smashed a bird feeder standing in the front yard, the newspaper reported.

The father stopped the attack and left the property after a neighbor saw the commotion and yelled at him to stop, the Ann Arbor News reported.

Police found the man and his son at their home, the newspaper said. The father was arrested on charges of malicious destruction of property.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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