Police in Camden County on Wednesday were investigating a report of a sewing needle found inside candy that a 12-year-old girl received while trick-or-treating Tuesday.
Just before 7:40 p.m., police responded to the 500 block of Iva Court in Runnemede, where Charlene Wagoner told them her daughter Lilyana found a 2-inch sewing needle inside a Tootsie Roll she was given while trick-or-treating between 3:45 p.m. and 5:50 p.m.
Runnemede Police Chief Paul Dailey said the needle and candy wrapper were taken into evidence to be analyzed. He said police had the rest of the girl's Halloween candy x-rayed and nothing else suspicious was found. He said his police department had not received any other reports of tampering.
In a Facebook post, Wagoner said her daughter was trying to break the Tootsie Roll in half when she found the needle. "Thank God she did not bite into it," she wrote.
Wagoner mentioned that her daughter did not go far from home while trick-or-treating, "and it makes me more upset that this came from neighbors."