‘That’s really twisted’: Portland parents shocked as razor blades found hidden in children’s Halloween candy

After receiving several reports of razor blades hidden in Halloween candy, Eugene PD is advising caution while they investigate

‘That’s really twisted’: Portland parents shocked as razor blades found hidden in children’s Halloween candy
Families in Oregon were shocked to discover small razor blades hidden within their children's treats (David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)
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EUGENE, OREGON: Three families so far have reported finding an unpleasant surprise in their children's Halloween goodie bags. After a night of trick-or-treating on Halloween Monday, October 31, families in Oregon were shocked to discover razor blades hidden within their children's treats.

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Small razor blades were found hidden inside Halloween candy given to children within a 5-block radius in the city of Eugene, from Tyler Street to Friendly Street between West 24th and West 27th Avenues, according to police. "The razor appears to be something similar to a pencil sharpener blade," the Eugene Police Department stated. The first family to report the little blade had checked their child's candy before allowing the trick-or-treater dig in. The police department had previously advised parents "to always check their children's trick or treat candies before they consume them."

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One parent who took his children trick-or-treating on Friendly Street told KEZI 9 News that he intends to buy back his children' candy rather than taking a chance on running into one of the blades. "I feel disturbed. I wish we were in a different place," David Lord, a father and a local resident, stated.

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Debra May, another local, left a message with KEZI 9 for the person who hid the razor blades in the children' Halloween candy. "That's really twisted," May stated. "That's a person who should be put in restraints. If there is someone out there who is watching this, who is guilty of this, I have one thing to say to them — you just might burn in hell."

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Local residents told the source that despite the rainy weather, there were an excessive amount of trick-or-treaters out on Halloween, and many households ran out of candy before the rush of dressed-up children faded. May stated, "It was sprinkling a little bit at first, then it started being quite the rain, but kids kept coming on and on and on in waves of kids."

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Issac Johnson, another local resident, said he was surprised by the sheer number of trick-or-treaters. Johnson told KEZI 9, "Halloween goes hard, our neighbors were warning us. We bought 800 pieces of candy and people gave us more and we ran out." A police investigation is being conducted in the wake of the incident; no suspects have yet been identified. 

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