Firefighters and Police Officers Perform 'Thriller' Dance to Encourage Allergy-Friendly Halloween Treats

Playing Cops, Fire Department Do 'Thriller' Dance to Raise Awareness for Candy Allergies

Not every trick-or-treater can indulge in Halloween candy, and Florida cops and firefighters are busting out their “Thriller” moves to raise awareness for children with allergies.

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The haunting rendition of the Michael Jackson classic begins with a Tarpon Springs police officer placing a pumpkin painted teal in front of the city’s public safety building – an indication to kids and their parents that the household hands out non-food treats to trick-or-treaters with dietary restrictions.

With the help of the Tarpon Springs Fire Department, cops are also raising money to fight eosinophilic diseases, including allergies and auto-immune diseases, through The Cured Foundation.

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According to the Teal Pumpkin Project, “Halloween can be a tricky time for families managing food allergies. Many traditional Halloween treats aren’t safe for children with life-threatening food allergies.”

They encourage having allergy-friendly treats or small toys available for trick-or-treaters that may be suffering from allergies.