While Halloween is when we expect to see some scary characters coming out at night, Greenville could have a whole weekend of some.
Traditionally, Halloween brings huge crowds downtown for the night. This year, the city will have homecoming weekend starting Friday until Saturday for the football game then wrapping up the weekend on Monday night with Halloween. Greenville Police say they will increase their presence Friday into Saturday with check points for voluntary searches.
"We want them to understand, we're down there to enforce safety. When we ask people to do something, it's for their own good as well as the good of others that are down there," said GPD Spokesman Sgt. Carlton Williams.
Sgt. Williams says even if your costume is of a pirate, police officer or axe murderer, do not bring anything that resembles a weapon or can be used as a weapon to the downtown area Friday night through Monday.