Kid makes up razor blade in candy story

The offending candy. —Auburn Police Department

For at least a few hours Saturday night into Sunday, a parent’s Halloween nightmare looked to be real: tainted candy.

At about 1:30 a.m. Sunday, Auburn police in central Massachusetts posted that they’d received a single report of Halloween candy that had been tampered with. An inch-long metal object was found under the wrapper, but not inside the mini Hershey’s bar.

But as of around noon Sunday, police told residents to stand down. After talking to the mother and the child, they learned that the whole thing was made up.

No word on whether the kid who told the tall tale got the rest of his or her Halloween candy taken away.

The Auburn Police Department received a single report from a resident in the Chestnut Avenue area of Halloween candy...

Posted by Auburn MA Police Department on Saturday, October 31, 2015

Here is a photo of the candy and suspicious item from last night. Check for any opened packaging etc. We believe this is...

Posted by Auburn MA Police Department on Sunday, November 1, 2015

As the investigation into the tampered Halloween candy continued, APD Detectives were able to speak with the 11 year old...

Posted by Auburn MA Police Department on Sunday, November 1, 2015
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