Parents Find Needle In Halloween CandyA Grand Forks parent found a needle in a piece of candy after taking his kids trick or treating.
By: Joel Porter, WDAZ
A Grand Forks family found an unwelcome surprise inside a piece of Halloween candy.
Police say the parent bit into a Nestle Crunch bar and inside was a sewing needle.
Police say the father bit into the candy bar and suffered a minor puncture wound to the roof of his mouth, but wasn't seriously injured.
Local parents I asked say this incident is even more scary because it's something that's nearly impossible to spot.
Last night was scary for one Grand Forks family, not because of the jack-o-lanterns, the witches or the ghosts, but rather a shocking surprise in a child's trick or treat bag. A parent bit into a candy bar to find a sewing needle hidden in the wrapper.
Niki Raymond/ Parent: And I'm sure that's pretty easy to do, just to stick a small pin into a candy bar, it's not real noticeable.
The family reported the tampered candy to the police department. Local parents say the discovery emphasizes the importance of checking over all candy that children collect from houses.
Niki Raymond/ Parent: We do go through it, but with the people that we know, it's easier to trust them, but they did get some stuff from the Y that we did go through for sure.
Bryan Trosen/ Parent: Anything opened, obviously we throw away, broken, throw away too, anything that doesn't look like it's wrapped or sealed, we get rid of too.
Today, the Grand Forks Police Department has been flooded with phone calls from concerned people wondering just where the candy came from. The police say that'll be extremely difficult to figure out, since the family who reported finding the needle had been trick or treating in spots all over town.
Bryan Trosen/ Parent: We think of it, we've heard of razor blades or something before, but not too worried about it.
Niki Raymond/ Parent: I think each year it just gets a little more dangerous, we just stay around our house and go to the people we know and we'll probably continue to do that.
Police say so far this appears to be just an isolated incident.
No other cases of tampered candy have been reported so far.