Police reportedly found a razor blade in a piece of candy collected by children.
It happened Friday night around 9 o’clock. A group of young teenagers went trick or treating in the Kingsley Drive area. When they got home they started swapping candy. One of the girls took a bite of a fun sized Snickers and police say she could have been seriously hurt.
Authorities in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, confirmed that a disposable razor blade was found in a bite-sized Snickers bar.
Reynoldsburg Police Lt. Shane Mauger said the blade was stuffed into the center of the candy to conceal it. Police aren’t sure which house the candy came from. No injuries were reported in this incident.
The Poughkeepsie Journal reported on another incident where a 13-year-old girl found an opened Snickers bar among her trick-or-treating haul at the Galleria Mall and her mom soon discovered a mysterious pill lodged inside.
“It was separated at the ends,” parent Joann Turner said of the bar. “It looked like it was carefully opened and slipped back in. The ends had been sliced with something like a razor or a knife.” She called the police to report the pill, which had “4” written over it.
Police have taken the pill to test its contents and are still investigating the situation.
10TV shared some of the signs of suspicious candy to be beware of, including:
Loose wrappers Isn’t in its original wrapping
Lumps or bulges underneath the wrappers
Passed expiration dates
Tell children not to accept – and especially not to eat – anything that isn’t commercially wrapped
Homemade items or baked goods should be discarded unless you personally know who gave them.
Look For discoloration, tears in wrappers, an unusual appearance or tiny pinholes
Children shouldn’t snack on treats from their goody bags while they’re out trick-or-treating. Give them a light meal or snack before they head out – don’t send them out on an empty stomach. Urge them to wait until they get home and let you inspect their loot before they eat any of it.
Still, police say, parents must be extra vigilant. Lt. Shane Mauger says, “Take an extra second and look over your kids candy.”
Police stress parents have to check their kids Halloween candy, look for damaged or questionable candy and if you have concerns throw it out or call police.