TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - It's almost Halloween.
However, local businesses ask you to leave your costumes for the trick-or-treating.
Businesses like Circle K in Terre Haute want your cooperation in taking your masks off before entering the store.
That's why notes hang in some windows.
Store managers said you never know if it's innocent or someone's planning to do harm to customers and the store.
"I feel safer if they don't because I mean you don't know if it is for Halloween or if its somebody who really is going to do something here at the store to an associate or employees," Circle K Assistant Manager Christi McPike said.
Employees said they will keep the sign in the door through the beginning of November.
UPDATE: Around 9 a.m. on Saturday, the Terre Haute Police Department responded to the Statesman Inn room 144 at 1407 N 3rd Street. Officers found Randall Norton Jr, 21, with multiple stab wounds to his back and abdomen.
The Washington Police Department responded Friday around 2 a.m. to a complaint of a male subject being shot. The incident happened on Oak Grove Road in Washington near Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with family. For some people the term family goes beyond their children.
Thursday night’s church fire in Prairie Creek in Vigo County was still smoldering Friday afternoon.
UPDATE: An assault on Friday around 2 p.m. leaves one man seriously injured. Terre Haute Police responded to the 2100 block of Locust Street in Terre Haute after a report of a battery.
The warmer weather is a thing of the past, and it's expected to get worse.