Police: Parent found toothpick shard in Tootsie Roll after trick-or-treating in Manchester

     (Photo: Windell Oska via Flickr)

    (Photo: Windell Oska via Flickr)

    Manchester residents should inspect candy received while trick-or-treating after a parent made a dangerous discovery, authorities said in a release. 

    A parent bit into a Tootsie Roll containing a toothpick shard after trick-or-treating with her child in the Pine Lake Park section of the township, police said, adding that another Tootsie Roll was found with a punctured wrapper but no toothpick inside.

    Patrolman Patrick Mabie investigated and was advised by the parent that her family mainly trick-or-treated on Madison Avenue, Twelfth Avenue, and Birmingham Avenue, according to police. 

    “Residents are always advised to inspect Halloween candy for tampering,” the release said.

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    Any residents who think they received suspicious candy are urged to call the Manchester Township Police Department at (732) 657-6111.

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