Police say Albuquerque girl found needle in Halloween candy

Albuquerque Police say a little girl found a needle hidden in her candy bar when she took a bite after trick-or-treating. 

The needle was hidden a Three Musketeers candy bar she got while trick-or-treating in the Chelwood Park area in the Northeast Heights. 

“It’s pretty ridiculous. It’s very cruel and this child got hurt, so it’s very upsetting that that happened,” said Officer Simon Drobik with the Albuquerque Police Department. 

APD says this is the only incident they know of, but parents in the area are saddened by what happened. 

“It’s so sad how things have gotten that we have to worry about, you know, going to the neighbor’s house for candy. I mean, it’s ridiculous,” said Katie Petts a concerned mom living in the area. 

The girl’s mom took her to the hospital after she was pricked with that needle. She has since been released and police say she is doing just fine. 

APD wants to remind parents to check their kids’ candy closely to make sure it’s safe to eat.

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