REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio (WCMH) – A Halloween tale came true in Reynoldsburg as police say a disposable razor blade was found inside a candy bar.
Thankfully no one was hurt, but parents are on edge.
It happened Thursday night around 9:00. 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.
Stephanie Trout says it’s right out of a spooky story.
“It’s like an urban legend…It just puts you on edge.”
It happened in the same neighborhood where she took her two-year-old son, Wesley, trick or treating.
Around the block, John Sayer can’t believe it. He says, “That’s ridiculous.”
Sayer’s been in this neighborhood more than 20 years. He says he always looks forward to handing out Halloween treats.
He said, “It really rakes me that people would do that sort of thing, especially when a child could get a hold of it.”
The police report says the child “took a bite out of a candy bar and discovered the razor inside.”
The rest of the kids’ Halloween candy was examined at the corners office and cleared.
Still, police say, parents must be extra vigilant. Lt. Shane Mauger says, “Take an extra second and look over your kids candy.”
Back in the Stony Ridge neighborhood, Stephanie says she will.
“It’s gonna make me leery when my son’s a little older,” she said.
Police aren’t sure which house the candy came from. They stress they don’t know how or when the blade got in the candy bar and it could have happened even before the candy was purchased.
They stress parents have to check their kids’ Halloween loot, look for damaged or questionable candy, and if they have concerns, throw it out or call police.