The Huntley Police Department has found that a child’s report of biting into a tampered Kit Kat bar was fabricated.
In a Nov. 9 news release, Huntley Deputy Chief Mike Klunk said the investigation revealed that the child’s statement “was found to be fabricated and deemed unfounded.”
“Due to the age of the juvenile, there will be no criminal charges, and consequences will be handled by the parents,” he said.
The original report said police were investigating a tampered piece of candy that a child may have received while trick or treating, possibly in the Talamore subdivision.
According to the Nov. 7 Huntley Police Department news release, the resident reported a small Kit Kat bar with what appeared to be a large sewing needle inserted in it that was discovered when the child bit into the candy.
The initial report said at the time it was “unknown where or when the object was inserted into the candy.
“The entry point of the needle was visible on the exterior of the candy wrapper,” the report said.
No one was injured in the incident.
Klunk said the incident serves as a reminder to all parents and caregivers to carefully inspect any candy before children consume it.
“Any food with wrappers that appear ripped, punctured or tampered with in any way should be discarded,” he said.
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