Kid Bites Into Halloween Candy, Finds Razor Blade
Reynoldsburg Police have confirmed a disposable razor blade was found inside of a Snickers bar that was collected during trick-or-treating on Thursday.
The candy was collected in the area of Kingsly Drive and Taylor Road.
Reynoldsburg Police Lt. Shane Mauger said a group of kids had finished trick-or-treating and went to a home to divide up the candy.
A 14-year-old girl then bit into a bite-sized Snickers bar and instantly noticed the foreign object.
The teen was not hurt during the ordeal.
An x-ray confirmed that a disposable razor blade was stuffed into the middle of the candy bar.
A grandparent tells 10TV she was there when the 14-year old discovered a razor blade.
The grandparent, who only wanted to be identified as Stephanie, said her grandson went trick-or-treating with the victim and group of friends.
“She bit into one of those little miniature snicker bars and she said well here’s a razor blade. And everybody thought she was kidding,” Stephanie said.
Stephanie says at first the parents gathered at the home thought the girl was joking.
“I had never seen it before. I had always heard it but I’ve never seen it” she said.
The grandmother says she’s worried other children may have received dangerous candy, too.
Reynoldsburg police say they X-rayed the rest of the victim’s candy and found nothing suspicious, but parents aren’t taking any chances.
“The one neighbor told his daughter just throw away your candy. We’ll just buy you some from the store,” Stephanie said.
Reynoldsburg police say a veteran investigator who inspected the candy and talked to the victim believes the girls story is credible.
Stephanie says after seeing the razor blade with her own eyes she can’t emphasize to parents enough how critical it is to check your children’s candy before they put it in their mouth.
“Even if you have to break the little bars in half just smash them or throw them away because anybody out there crazy enough to do this to unsuspecting little kids there’s got to be something wrong with them,” she said.
Police are warning parents to check their children candy if they trick-or-treated in this area.
Look for anything that doesn’t seem right, including the following:
- Lumps or bulges under the wrappers
- Punctures or pinholes in wrappers or boxes
- Ripped wrappers
- Loose wrappers
- Discolored or stained wrappers or boxes
- Foreign objects poking from the candy
- Candy that isn’t in the original box or wrapper
- Treats that are in unsealed boxes or partly unwrapped wrappers
- Mismatched candy in packages containing multiple pieces. Look for candies that are a different size or color from all the others.
- Candy brands or manufacturers that you’ve never heard of.
- Candy that has a strange or unpleasant smell.
- Candy that has passed its expiration date.