Kids Halloween candy tainted with metal objects

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A night made for tricks and treats turned a little spooky for some parents in California.

Police say a family found five metal pieces inside of their kids Halloween candy.

Thankfully, they caught it before any kids ate the candy.

Now, police are looking for those responsible.

Police have ruled out a manufacturing error saying they are confident someone must have put the metal objects inside the candy on purpose.

“It’s very rare. I can’t recall having ever received a report like this,” said Lt. Joseph Carrillo, of the city of Oakdale Police Department, 

As police work to figure out who’s responsible Shannon Daily, a neighbor of the family is taking a closer look at her kids Halloween candy.

“Check all the candy. We’re going to check it with magnets and make sure its OK,” Daily said.

Other neighbors like Jill Thompson, brought candy to the police department to get it looked over.

“It had some, just odd looking debris inside. You double check you want to make sure. You can’t be too safe these days,” Thompson said.

Police say her lollipop isn’t anything to be alarmed about.

Still, they say she did the right thing double-checking.

“Be diligent with checking your kids’ candy before they eat it,” said Lt. Joseph Carrillo, of the city of Oakdale Police Department.

Parents just hope the police find the person responsible. They’ve had enough scares this Halloween.

“Obviously Halloween is more for children and the children are eating the candy. It’s like why would anyone want to do that to kids? It’s so scary and sad,” Daily said.

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