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.