Wheaton Parent Finds Nail in Child's Halloween Candy

Parent reports nail in Snickers Bar.

A resident in the 400 block of Byron Court reported food tampering after finding a one inch nail in a fun-size Snickers bar in their child's Halloween candy Sunday, police said. No one was injured.

The child received the candy while trick-or-treating near Byron Court, on streets including Evergreen, Illinois, Prospect, West York and Williston, according to a press release from the .

Detectives will continue the investigation. Parents are encouraged to inspect all Halloween candy. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Commander of Detectives James Volpe at 630-260-2055.

pi31415 November 15, 2011 at 01:30 AM
Halloween candy poisoning/tampering has been an urban legend since before my birth (and that was a long time ago). You can learn more about it at snopes. http://www.snopes.com/horrors/poison/halloween.asp and http://www.snopes.com/horrors/mayhem/needles.asp
aleighcat November 15, 2011 at 02:02 AM
All year long, I save all of the address labels that these organizations, wanting money, send (no matter how many times I request them not to). By Halloween, I have a ton of them, so I put one on every candy bar or treat bag. That way parents know exactly who it came from. It's pretty sad that our kids just can't enjoy the innocence/fun of childhood any more, like we used to. Whether planted or a genuine crime, it's just sick.
Nancy Payette November 15, 2011 at 04:47 AM
Stop taking candy from strangers..lol. Go buy your own..
Jeff Sand November 15, 2011 at 04:10 PM
Thank you pi31415 for providing the Snopes links. It is sad that the media cannot separate urban legend from reality.
Jim Hankes November 22, 2011 at 04:29 PM
@Jeff Sand, how do you know that this was an urban legend and not a real act with the intent to harm?


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