Virginia teen finds needle in Halloween candy

Credit: WSLS 10
Credit: WSLS 10

CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS 10) – Police received a report on Tuesday night that a 13-year-old found what appeared to be a needle in a piece of Laffy Taffy candy she was given while trick-or-treating.

The girl’s parents called police, and an officer responded to their Christiansburg home on Tuesday night and confiscated the candy.

Police say she did bite into the candy  and was stuck by the needle. Christiansburg Police have encouraged the parents to seek medical attention for the girl.

The candy, packaging and object will be sent for analysis.

The child went trick-or-treating on Monday in neighborhoods behind Christiansburg High School.

Christiansburg Police are urging parents to examine their children’s candy before consumption.