BEAVERTON, Ore. – A 13-year-old Beaverton girl was opening candy after trick-or-treating Tuesday night when she found a loose blade inside a candy wrapper, authorities said.
The girl’s mother told Washington County sheriff’s deputies she took her three kids trick-or-treating in their neighborhood near Northwest Cornelius Pass Road and Quetama Road.
The woman said after returning home, her daughter opened a small Twix bar and found a blade, which appeared to be from a pencil sharpener, inside the wrapper.
"She came in saying, 'mom look what I found in my candy,' and it was partly open and I could see the blade there," said the mother, who asked that her name not be released. She said she's faced backlash on social media claiming she made the story up.
"People are being cruel, saying I set this up. I would never set this up."
It’s unclear if the candy bar was completely sealed before the girl opened it.
"She opened it from the bottom where the crease is and the blade was right there. Had she opened it from the top she might not have seen it."
The sheriff's office is asking parents to remind their kids to inspect all Halloween candy before eating it.
"People have found it from the manufacturer. So that could be the case," said the mother. "I’m not saying it was a creep trying to hurt a child or anything but it did happen and I want parents to be aware."
Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to call Washington County dispatchers at 503-629-0111.