INDIANA, Pa. - State police said that upon further investigation, a teenager who reported cutting her mouth on a razor blade found inside a piece of Halloween candy she got admitted she made up the incident.
Troopers from the Indiana barracks said the 16-year-old girl was treated for cuts in her mouth at the Indiana Regional Medical Center Monday.
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Trooper Mark McMahan said the girl reported receiving the razor in a piece of bubble gum she received during a community event in the Marion Center area.
The event involved 22 people who registered to hand out Halloween treats out of their vehicles at a school parking lot in East Mahoning Township.
More than 300 children received treats, and nobody else reported that anything was tainted.
In a statement, police recommended "all children and parents that participated in the event thoroughly check the candy or other items obtained through the event and from other trick or treating type activities before consuming anything."
Authorities said the girl eventually admitted to making up the incident and self-inflicting the injuries she suffered. The girl told state police that she put a razor blade in her mouth after chewing gum.
She also told police that at no time was anyone else involved in the incident and that the original piece of candy she received from trick-or-treating was safe.