We have new information about a scary moment for one trick or treater in Benton County, Missouri today.
The Sheriff’s Office up there says a 12-year-old found a sewing needle in an individually wrapped Kit-Kat bar
This is the picture of the candy bar that the Sheriff’s Department posted on Facebook.
The person who reported it says the needle was embedded in the Kit-Kat.
It was collected in the Warsaw area.
Sheriff Eric Knox told KOLR10 over the phone that this is an unsolvable crime.
“My sergeant took that call he was swamped all night so I didn’t get the message until about 4 this morning when he was able to slow down and take a look at everything,” Knox said. “He said there were no holes in the packaging that he could find. He held it up to the light and could find no place where it could have been penetrated. So either someone opened the package and put it in there and sealed the package back which they would have had the ability to do that pretty professionally. Or it came from the factory that way. Who knows. It’s an unsolvable crime unless somebody wants to step up and give us some information.”
The sheriff also wanted to remind parents and their children to be cautious and always check Halloween candy before digging in.
WARSAW, Mo. – The Benton County Sheriff’s Office in Missouri is reporting that a sewing needle was found in a piece of candy handed out on Halloween.
In a Facebook post, the sheriff says a 12-year-old girl was biting into a kit-kat bar when an embedded sewing needle was discovered inside it.
The person reporting the finding says it was collected in the Warsaw area, but is unclear who or how the needle ended up in the treat.
The sheriff goes on to remind parents to check their children’s candy.
If you have any information on this act you are asked to call the sheriff’s office at 660-438-6135.