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Decatur Police Department urging candy inspections

A warning for parents ahead of Halloween. Police are urging parents to do a thorough inspection of their child's candy.

Posted: Oct 28, 2019 7:37 PM
Updated: Oct 29, 2019 10:07 AM

DECATUR, Ind. (WFFT) - Sadly, cavities aren't the only thing you'll have to worry about when it comes to Halloween candy. After an incident in Van Wert, Decatur police are sending a warning.

"In today's age, you just have to be more cautious than anything," Chief Leonard Corral said.

Decatur Police Department shared a Facebook post from the Van Wert Police Department after a mom showed up with an unlabeled piece of candy that had a needle inside.

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"We're not too far away from Van Wert and when I give talks about Halloween, I try to give people advice to stick to who you know. I know kids love candy. They want to go to every house. Not saying Decatur has bad people like that that would do something like that, but I just want to say it could happen. It could happen anywhere," Corral explained.

Decatur Police Chief Leonard Corral said it's been a long time since they've witnessed trouble with Halloween candy, but Melissa Soloman, a mother of three young kids, says you can never be too careful.

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"We come home and we empty out their candy bag and throw away any open candies or loose candy or baked goods. We don't let them eat those," Soloman said.

Police say if the candy looks like it's been opened or tampered with, throw it away.

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