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This article was published 7/11/2016 (257 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The finding of a syringe in a Halloween treat bag last week in Brandon has been blamed on the actions of a pet cat.
Last Monday, Brandon police officers responded to a report that a syringe was located in a bag that was used by kids to trick-or-treat. A 13-year-old girl and 15-year-old girl told officers that they found the unused syringe in a treat bag after returning home on Halloween.
The syringe, which according to police was an unused needle with a cap on it, was found loosely in the candy. It wasn’t concealed within any treats.
This morning, police issued notice that the incident was not malicious in nature. The syringe was knocked into a bowl of Halloween treats by a pet cat that spilled a box of insulin syringes.
The syringe was then unintentionally put into the treat bag.
Police say this was the only incident of this type reported to police, and that any references to a seven-year-old child being involved that were reported at the time have been determined to be false.