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.

Faith November 14, 2011 at 10:14 PM
How did it get in there! OMG that is terrible how old was the child
Richard Desanto November 14, 2011 at 11:11 PM
Keep Halloween, Fine, But eliminate the TREET PART..There are Too many maniacs out there....YOU ,,, buy your kids candy and at best ONLY go to Neighbors that you know...With Adult Supervision...and STILL check the candy
pi31415 November 14, 2011 at 11:40 PM
Virtually all (if not all) Halloween candy tamperings were done by the parent or someone close to the child. Instead of creating mass hysteria by announcing that someone has tampered with candy, police need to do some serious investigating ...
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) November 14, 2011 at 11:47 PM
Police did not say.
Charlotte Eriksen (Editor) November 14, 2011 at 11:49 PM
Thanks, pi31415 ... how do you know that?
Alton Lee Maze November 15, 2011 at 12:04 AM
still had holloween candy???
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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