Florida girl, 8, cuts her mouth on BLADE hidden inside piece of Halloween candy
- A Florida girl, 8, cut her mouth on Friday after she bit into a mini 100 Grand chocolate bar and discovered an Exacto blade inside
- The girl had gotten the piece of tampered Halloween candy while trick-or-treating with her family in the Panther Trace neighborhood in Riverview
- The girl’s mother said that the candy bar had been sealed and wrapped before her daughter opened it
- The Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident and reminding parents to check their children’s Halloween candy
The girl, 8, had been eating a 100 Grand mini chocolate bar on Friday that she had gotten while she was trick-or-treating in the Panther Trace neighborhood in Riverview.
The girl’s mother in the Tampa suburb said that her daughter had cut her mouth on an Exacto blade, a crafting tool, that she later found inside the candy.
The candy bar was also said to be wrapped and sealed before it was opened.
‘It is despicable that someone would tamper with a child’s Halloween candy for their own cruel enjoyment,’ Sheriff Chad Chronister of the Hillsborough Police Department said.
A Florida girl, 8, cut her mouth open an Exacto blade on Friday that she had found in a 100 Grand chocolate bar which she got while trick-or-treating on Halloween
The girl was trick-or-treating in the Panther Trace neighborhood in Riverview when she had gotten the candy bar
‘As we continue to investigate this incident, we are reminding all parents of the importance of checking over every piece of candy your child received while trick-or-treating before letting them eat it.
‘There is no such thing as being too cautious when it comes to the safety of our children.’
The department is continuing to investigate the incident and are advising anyone with more information to come forward.
The Hillsborough Sheriff’s Office are investigating the incident and are reminding parents to check their children’s Halloween candy
The scary find was not the only candy tampering incident this Halloween season.
The Fostoria Police Department in Ohio was made aware of two pieces of candy that contained sewing needles at a local trick-or-treating event on October 30.
The department warned parents to check their kid’s candy after the discovery was made in the town about 100 miles west of Cleveland and even offered to let the wrapped treats get X-rayed at a local hospital.
‘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,’ Police Chief Keith Loreno said in a statement.
Another report of candy tampering was found in the Canadian city of Longueuil in Quebec, where a boy found a blade inside a piece of Kinder chocolate.
Local police were called to the home on November 1 after the child had bitten into the blade, though he was unharmed.
The blade was said to have resembled one that would be found inside a small pencil sharpener.