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TYLER COUNTY, W.Va. – Law enforcement officials in Middlebourne, West Virginia, are urging parents to give their children’s Halloween candy a second look, searching for signs tampering.
The warning comes just hours after one parent in the Northern West Virginia community found what appears to be a disposable razor blade in a bite size Snickers bar.
According to a press release issued by the county’s sheriff, the candy was collected by a trick-or-treater on the evening of October 29, 2015, in the Middlebourne area.
Upon discovery the razor blade, the mother promptly took the candy to law enforcement officers where police confirmed the metallic object to be a disposable razor blade.
According to local law enforcement officials, there is an ongoing investigation and if any member of the public has any information pertaining to the crime, they are encouraged to notify the sheriff’s office immediately.
The sheriff is cautioning all parents to thoroughly inspect their children’s Halloween candy.
In addition to the razor blade being found in the Halloween candy of a Tyler County, West Virginia, youth, an Ohio teen found a razor blade in a bite size Snickers bar on this same day and notified police in Ohio — it is not yet clear if these two incidences are related.
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