Melbourne Woman Finds Metal In Baby Ruth Bar

Metal found in woman's Halloween candy in Melbourne.
Metal found in woman's Halloween candy in Melbourne.

MELBOURNE, Florida – A second person this week has found a piece of metal in a Baby Ruth bar from a bag of Halloween candy she purchased at the Walgreens store in Melbourne.

Earlier this week, we reported that a Palm Bay couple found a pin a package of mini Twizzlers, which was part of their child’s Halloween candy.

Barbara Silk, of Melbourne, said she was sitting down for the evening and grabbed a Baby Ruth bar from a bag she opened to make goodie bags for her daughter’s class at Port Malabar Elementary School.

As she was chewing on the candy, she heard a crunch sound and realized it was a small piece of metal. The metal appears to be part of a tiny screw that could belong to machinery.

Silk grew concerned that the same type of metal could be in the candy she distributed to other students in the goodie bags at the school.

She contacted her daughter’s school principal and asked that other parents be alerted to the potential problem.

Silk called the Melbourne Police Department after learning about the Palm Bay couple who found pins in their candy.

Melbourne police are investigating Silk’s candy.

So far, none of the other students given candy at the school from the bag in question reported finding any metal.

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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.
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