Sewing needles found in ‘manipulated’ trick or treat Halloween chocolate in Ohio, USA

Police in Fostoria, Ohio, are warning parents if possible “manipulated candy” after they say a sewing needle was discovered inside a piece of a Kit Kat candy bar and a pack of Sour Patch Kids handed out during the city’s trick-or-treating event on Saturday evening.

The Fostoria Police Department’s Facebook page on Sunday posted a picture of an unwrapped Kit Kat with a needle protruding from the inside of the chocolate bar.

A child reported having received it, the mail said.

In a follow-up press release sent later Sunday to its Facebook page, Fostoria police said two pieces of candy were now involved and the specific streets where the candies came from are still unknown.

“We are trying to narrow down the routes taken by the children during their trick-or-treat,” said Fostoria Police Chief Keith Loreno.

The other candy in question was a pack of Sour Patch Kids, he said, which was discovered in a separate incident from Kit Kat.

No one was injured.

The unwrapped Kit Kat with a needle sticking out from the inside of the chocolate bar.
The unwrapped Kit Kat with a needle sticking out from the inside of the chocolate bar. Credit: Facebook / Fostoria police department

Police also said parents can bring candy they received during the trick-or-treating event to the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital on Monday to have it x-rayed “for any potential metal objects.”

“We’re not trying to create a lot of alarm, but it gave us concern over the other,” Loreno added.

“We have not received any more reports.

It is a good thing.”

Loreno said the investigation is still ongoing.

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