PALM BAY, Florida – Police have opened an investigation Sunday after a parent found pins in her child’s candy from Halloween night in Palm Bay.
The area of occurrence was the neighborhood surrounding The Jupiter Elementary School at 940 Tupelo Road SW in Palm Bay.
The father of the child was eating a mini pack of “Twizzlers” candy when he was stuck with a pin.
The mother then located needles in two separate mini packs of “Twizzlers” packaging.
“These acts against our children will not be tolerated and we are taken every measure to ensure their safety”, says Commander Mariano Augello.
The mother of the children said she doesn’t understand why anyone would do anything like that.
“You’ve got to be someone who’s really evil to deliberately try to hurt a child. It’s just ridiculous,” she said.
The Palm Bay Police Department assigned the case to its major crimes unit to investigate the case as food tampering and/or aggravated assault.
This is the only reported incident we have at this time. Anyone who has experienced a similar incident should call The Palm Bay Police Department at 321-952-3456.
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