Child finds sewing needle in Halloween candy, Ohio police say
The falsified candies were distributed in Fostoria, a town about 40 miles south of Toledo, in a citywide trick-or-treat on Saturday, the Fostoria Police Division said on Sunday.
“Although we are only aware of 2 candies involved, we take this seriously and are appalled that someone is to the point of wanting to hurt the children in our community,” Chief Keith Loreno said in a written statement.
Police said the two fake candies had a sewing needle placed inside.
A child observer alerted Fostoria police to the falsified treats, pictured above with a sewing needle embedded inside the candy. (Fostoria Police Division)
While the child who reported the fake treats told police they received them during a sleight of hand in the area of North Union, Summit and Rock streets, authorities said the street in which they had been distributed was not immediately clear.
“We’ve all heard of this stuff, but the fact that someone is doing it in our community is really disturbing! ” the police said.
Police and the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital advised parents to bring all the candy their children received in a sleight of hand on November 1 to the hospital to be x-rayed for ‘potential metallic objects.
Police said x-rays would only be taken at the following times: 9:00 am to 11:00 am; and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Authorities have asked anyone with information on those involved in the fake candy to call Fostoria police at 419-435-8573.