I think that there were many things to this story but accusation can lead to trouble fits this very well. When charlie accused That the scary figure was an alien. He shot it and when they went to go look at it Pete van horn was dead and bleeding out on the cold floor. After that the mob accused charlie of killing Pete van born because he knew something. After that they chased him to his house and threw rocks at the window and cut Charlie on the check. When they accused Tommy of being an alien because he knew something so they chased him and tried to tackle him. This is why I think that the theme accusation can lead to trouble best fits this story Monsters On Maple Street.