Police seeing more cases of tampered candy this year compared to the past
EDMONTON—Halloween is considered a spooky holiday, but it’s being made even scarier for children and parents as some have discovered pins, needle and even razors in candy collected during trick or treating.
Over the weekend postHalloween, three cases of tampered candy were reported to Alberta RCMP in Devon, Strathmore and Thorsby. In all three instances kids found pins inserted into such treats as a bag of Cheetos, a marshmallow candy and Starburst, in a Rice Crispy candy and Coffee Crisp chocolate bar.
Staff Sgt. John Spaans says from his personal experience, the number of reported incidents this year is higher than previous years, although he believes it could be because more parents are reporting the issue.
“We are relying on parents to call us when it does happen, so right now we only have the three reports, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t more,” he said.