Kid Bites Into Halloween Candy, Finds Razor Blade

Police say it was hidden inside a Snickers bar
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2015 9:54 AM CDT
Kid Bites Into Halloween Candy, Finds Razor Blade
Not all Halloween candy is as sweet as it looks.   (AP Photo/Jason Varden)

It's not just an urban legend: Someone apparently does hide razor blades in Halloween candy, as a child in Ohio can now attest. A group of trick-or-treaters were splitting up their haul after a night out in Reynoldsburg on Thursday when a child bit into a bite-sized Snickers, police say, per WBNS. "It didn't feel right, so they stopped and noticed an object in it, which appeared to be a disposable razor blade," police rep Shane Mauger tells USA Today, noting the child wasn't hurt. "This is the first time in 19 years that I've handled anything like this."

Mauger says he believes it to be an isolated case, though he adds the candy bar's packaging had been tampered with and other items the kids collected had torn wrappers. Police say parents should be especially cautious of candy with suspicious packaging. Though Vice happened to report yesterday that "there hasn't been a single confirmed case of tainted candy picked up in the course of trick-or-treating," arguing most cases turn out to be hoaxes or instances in which parents actually try to harm their own children, the Columbus Dispatch cites Mauger as saying there's no indication it was a hoax this time. (Read more razor blade stories.)

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