EAST GREENBUSH, NY (WRGB) — UPDATE: East Greenbush police say a needle found in Halloween candy was put there by the 14-year-old who claimed to find it.
On November 1, 2021 the East Greenbush Police Department took a complaint from a 14 year old and his father reporting that on Halloween night he was trick or treating in the Sherwood Park area of East Greenbush and that he received a “fun size left” Twix bar. The juvenile alleged he bit into the Twix bar the next day and it contained a sewing needle which was placed there by an unknown person.
After further investigation into the incident it has been found that the juvenile made up the incident and stated “he saw it on the social media app Tik Tok and thought it would be funny."
The juvenile has been arrested for falsely reporting an incident, and released to probation.
The original report:
East Greenbush Police are asking for the public's help after they say a 14-year-old discovered a needle in their candy on Halloween.
According to police, the teen was trick-or-treating on Sunday in the areas of Adams, Jefferson, California, Donnelly, Delaware, Corliss, Maine, and Grant Avenues, as well as Eckman Place and Park View.
No injuries have been reported.
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Anyone with information on who may have done this should contact the East Greenbush Police Department at 518-479-2525