Winchester Police: Needle Found In Child's Halloween Bag

Reported by: Amanda Stevenson
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Updated: 11/01/2012 5:24 pm
Winchester police said one trick-or-treater got something she really didn't want in her Halloween bag Wednesday evening.

The mother of the 8-year-old girl--who didn't want to be identified--said her daughter was swinging her candy bag between houses near Sturbridge Lane when she felt something poke her in the leg.

The mom said she checked the bag and found a hypodermic needle inside, then immediately called police.

Officers got the call around 6:30 p.m., then blocked off the street and warned parents of trick-or-treaters to check their kids' bags.

"Everybody was...you know...pretty much pouring their candy out in their trash bags and going inside for the night," said neighbor Fred Wilcoxson of the response.

Police then went with the mother to every house the 8-year-old had collected candy from and questioned the homeowners, but weren't able to find anything suspicious.

Winchester police say it was an isolated incident.

The mother said she took her daughter to the emergency room that night, and--as of this writing--is still waiting on blood work tests to come back.

However, the mom said her 8-year-old is doing all right.

"We're hoping that this is an accident, some sort of set of bizarre circumstances that allowed this needle to get into the child's candy. But we're treating it as a criminal investigation," said Winchester Police Chief Kevin Palmer.

Officers said they took the needle and sent it to the Kentucky State Police crime lab for testing, and hope to find out more from the results.
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