Pins Found In Halloween Candy By Palm Bay Couple

Palm Bay couple find pins in child's Halloween candy.
Palm Bay couple find pins in child's Halloween candy.

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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Andy Hodges began his career in the field of radio and TV broadcasting where he worked for about a decade. The Jupiter, Florida resident then pursued computers as they were coming to market in the late 1980’s. Andy has owned a computer business, been a software programmer, and has worked as a Senior Systems Analyst/Engineer in the Information Technology sector in Atlanta. He eventually returned to the area in 2002. Andy is also the Editor-in-Chief for Sebastian Daily.