Mass. mother finds needle in daughter’s Halloween candy; the latest in a string of similar reports

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Multiple reports of tainted Halloween candy have come in across the state. A Springfield mom contacted 22News after finding a needle in her daughter’s candy bar.

We visited the apartment of Ennette Figueroa, where she showed us what appeared to be a sewing needle. She says she found the needle sticking through the wrapping of her daughter’s Crunch candy bar. She wanted a piece of Halloween candy after finishing her dinner.

Figueroa, her mother, cousin, sister and daughter all went trick-or-treating Halloween night in East Longmeadow. That’s where she says she was given the candy.

Although she doesn’t know what house her daughter got it from,she told 22News she’s shocked at Halloween. “She picked the candy and I opened it for her, but I felt that something was wrong with it. I told her give me, give me, give me. That’s when I found there was something wrong with the candy. When I opened it, it was right there. Visible. You could see it. I just can’t believe people. How could they do something like that?”

Figueroa said the family trick-or-treated their way down multiple streets and dozens of homes in East Longmeadow. They’ve been going to the same area for the past 5 or 6 years.

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