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Person mother warns parents after finding needle in Halloween candy

Posted November 2, 2015
Updated November 3, 2015

— A Person County woman said she found a needle in her child's Halloween candy after her daughter bit into a Snickers bar and pierced the roof of her mouth.

Misty Brogden said she and her daughter had been trick-or-treating in the Huck Sansbury Park area of Roxboro Saturday night.

She inspected her children’s candy, but said she missed a Snickers bar with a tiny hole in the wrapper and a needle inside. She posted her story to social media in an effort to warn other parents.

"Anytime that somebody's potentially going to hurt a child, it is just as serious as it gets in my opinion," said Chief Deputy Al Rheu with the Person County Sheriff's Office. "At this point, we are not sure if this is just an isolated incident or this is something widespread."

According to police, this is the only incident they have heard of this Halloween.

The investigation is ongoing.


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  • Brandy Lee Nov 3, 2015
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    Cynthia, how can you possibly begin to question someone's character or honesty because of their nail polish? Now granted, I know you have experience with needles, they are your thing (yes I know) but that actually makes you someone who should NOT be judging others.

  • Tyrone Biggum Nov 3, 2015
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    We've seen your FB pictures and your glass house is VERY frail. Careful who you go around criticizing.


  • Martha Matthews Nov 3, 2015
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    Cynthia, since you are throwing stones at someone, please consider using better spelling and grammar. Maybe instead of saying "Im highly suspect....... ill be shocked" you should have said "I'm highly suspicious.......... I'll be shocked." The story is about someone trying to injure a child. Not showing off their manicure, or even grammar. But if you throw stones, watch out for your own glass walls.

  • Cinda Ammons Nov 3, 2015
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    @Cynthia Fig .....That was a really shallow comment. It does not matter what the person(s) nails look like. It seems you are suggesting they just want the attention rather than believing this could and does actually happen regardless of one's manicure status. Geez...stop reading/commenting and just go get your own nails done.

  • Shelly McChesney Nov 3, 2015
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    So.....if she had her nails done there would be no question in your mind that she was telling the truth???

  • Cynthia Fig Nov 2, 2015
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    Im highly suspect of anyone that would go on the news or take pictures to be publicized with their fingernails in that condition. ill be shocked if there is any truth to her story.