A candy store owner in Appleton is hopeful that several nails and needles found in Halloween candy won't diminish trick-or-treating in the years ahead.
APPLETON, Wis. - Amidst all the candy this Halloween, all the sweets and treats, is also a troubling trend.
Several families locally and statewide have reported finding nails or needles in their kid's Halloween candy.
It's a concern around the area, including in an Appleton candy store.
"I never even gave it a thought," Crazy Sweet co-owner Mary Kelley said. "You shouldn't have to."
Kelley has been selling candy at Crazy Sweet for several years. The thought of people turning candy into something dangerous is worrisome.
"Disgusting," Kelley said. "Why would you do that to a kid?"
Despite the troubles this Halloween season, the hope from Kelley is that future years won't be diminished.
"I would hope not," she said. "That's a fun thing kids get to look forward to all the time."
Keeping that tradition alive could now depend on police catching those trying to diminish it.
"If they get arrested and to the extent of the law that they can, maybe no one will try it again anymore," Kelley said.