Reporting Ralph Iannotti
SCOTTDALE (KDKA) — In Westmoreland County a small, razor-like blade was discovered in a package of M&M candies by a trick-or-treater.
It was given to 12-year-old Matthew Hernley, when he was out trick-or-treating with some of his friends Sunday afternoon.
Sunday was the designated day for children to make their trick-or-treat rounds in the small community of Scottdale.
“I don’t know which house I got it from, because every-other house I think I got a pack of M&Ms,” Hernley said.
Lydia Nelson, Hernley’s mother, contacted local police and the candy company.
“I have a set of 6-year-old twins and a 5-year-old and I’ve seen them open packages of M&Ms or Skittles and they just dump it right in their mouth,” she said.
She does not believe the package was tampered with, but she doesn’t know for certain.
Was it a case of product tampering? It’s too early to say.
But, Nelson said when she called the company Monday, someone told her maybe the blade somehow got into the package by mistake during the manufacturing process.
She worries that if the package got into the wrong, young hands, the situation could be very serious.