Inch-long pin found in Strathmore girl's Halloween candy

By Scott Roblin
November 3, 2018 - 2:25pm

STRATHMORE, AB – Strathmore RCMP are investigating another report of Halloween candy in the province that had been tampered with.

Police say a young girl returned home from trick-or-treating on Wednesday night and found a one-inch long pin inserted into a packaged Rice Krispie treat.

The girl was not injured as a result of the pin and alerted her mother, while the plastic wrapper for the Rice Krispie treat had allegedly been previously opened and re-sealed with glue/

Police have asked around to homes in the area where the girl was trick-or-treating on Halloween, however none of the home owners asked said they were handing out Rice Krispie treats on Wednesday night.

Pins have also been found in Halloween candy in both Devon and Thorsby, though RCMP say they don’t believe the incident in Strathmore is related.

Anyone with information surrounding the tampered candy is asked to call the Strathmore detachment at 403-934-3535 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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