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Kids candy dreams crushed

Cheryl Browne

By Cheryl Browne, Barrie Examiner

Barrie police say a child in north-end Barrie found this metal shard in a Tootsie Roll candy after trick-or-treating on Halloween. PHOTO: SUBMITTED BPS

Barrie police say a child in north-end Barrie found this metal shard in a Tootsie Roll candy after trick-or-treating on Halloween. PHOTO: SUBMITTED BPS

 Three kids struck a sour note when they opened Halloween candy.

As of Friday, Barrie police are investigating the discovery of a sharp metal object wedged inside a Tootsie Roll.

Police say a 13-year-old located the foreign metal object when they unwrapped the candy. The teenager called police immediately.

The child had been trick-or-treating in the areas of; Arthur Avenue, Jones Drive, Radenhust Drive, Buchanan Drive, Johnson Street, Hickling Trail and Kinzie Lane, Tuesday night.

Yet theirs wasn’t the only candy found to be the subject of misadventure.

An 11-year-old boy had been trick-or-treating in the Cundles Road West area near Emma King Elementary School, when he found an unknown pill stuffed inside a cherry-flavoured Tootsie Roll.

That treat was sent to the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto for examination.

A little further south, South Simcoe police said they were called by a parent whose child had gone trick-or-treating in Alcona on Halloween.

They had found a sharp object had been hidden inside candy her daughter brought home.

The child was not injured, but police are urging parents to vigilantly examine their children’s candy prior to consumption.

Anyone with information on this incident, or anyone who locates further contaminated candy, is asked to contact Sgt. Berriault of the Barrie Police Service Criminal Investigation Services at 705-725-7025, ext.2518 or, dberriault@barriepolice.ca. To leave an anonymous tip contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or leave a tip online at www.tipsubmit.com.