An Ohio child found a sewing needle in a piece of candy while out trick-or-treating, and authorities are urging parents of trick-or-treaters in the area to have their children’s candy checked out.
According to the Fostoria Police Division, the incident happened in the town of Fostoria, which is around 40 miles south of Toledo. A young trick-or-treater told police that they got candy from Summit and Rock streets in the North Union area, although it’s unclear which exact street the tampered candy came from.
Police said so far, only two pieces of candy found have been tampered with, but parents are asked to take the warning seriously.
“Although we only are aware of 2 pieces of candy being involved, we take this seriously and are appalled that anyone would be so demented as to want to hurt children in our community,” Chief Keith Loreno said.
Parents have been advised by the police department and the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital to take any Halloween candy obtained through trick-or-treating to the hospital for X-rays, Fox News reports.
X-rays on candy will be performed from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and again at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.a at ProMedica on November 1.
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“Please go to the main entrance but do not enter the hospital. The staff will have a portable X-Ray machine available to scan the candy. Due to Covid restrictions, please follow all necessary safety restrictions on the hospital grounds and follow the instructions of the staff upon arrival,” Fostoria police said.
Anyone with any information about the incident is urged to contact the Fostoria Police at 419-435-8573.
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