The Toronto Police Service has issued a public notice regarding a case of Halloween candy tampering in the city.
On Nov. 5, authorities responded to a call in the vicinity of McRoberts Avenue and St. Clair Avenue West, where a suspicious incident had occurred.
According to reports, a disturbing discovery was made when an individual found a nail embedded in a pre-wrapped Halloween treat they were in the process of consuming. Fortunately, the adult sustained only minor injuries and did not ingest the hazardous object.
The contaminated candy, a bite-size Coffee Crisp chocolate bar pictured above, was acquired on Oct. 31, within the area of McRoberts Avenue, situated between Rogers Road and St. Clair Avenue West.
In response to this incident, the Toronto Police Service is urging families to exercise caution and thoroughly inspect all Halloween treats prior to consumption.
Authorities are actively seeking any information that may assist in their investigation. Anyone with relevant details is encouraged to contact the police at 416-808-1300. In addition, anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or through their website at www.222tips.com.