Green Bay Police: Needle found in Halloween candy

GREEN BAY, Wis. - A needle found in Halloween candy was reported Thursday to the Green Bay Police Department. 

In the investigation, an 8-year-old child was about to eat the piece of candy and quickly realized that a needle was in it. The child turned the candy/needle over to her grandmother. In turn, the grandmother threw away all of her grandchildren’s candy that was collected, police said.

The grandmother turned the piece of candy with the needle in it over to the police department Thursday morning. The investigation revealed the candy was collected near Velp Avenue, Neville Avenue and Windford Avenue. However, the exact origin of the needle/candy is unknown and there is no information to follow up on.

Neighbors in the area told NBC26 they're shocked about what happened.

"It's horrifying," said Kay Samson, who lives in the neighborhood. "I just can't imagine anybody, how their mind would work that they would think, maybe they think it's funny? Or a joke? But it's just a horrifying thing." 

The Green Bay Police Department encourages all parents to go through their children’s Halloween Candy to ensure it is safe for consumption.

Those with information pertaining to this incident, contact the Green Bay Police Department at 920-448-3208. If you wish t o remain anonymous, please contact crime stoppers at 920-432-STOP.

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