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(WMUR New Hampshire)   Finally. A razor blade was found in a bag of trick-or-treat candy. You may now reset the 50-year clock   (wmur.com) divider line 53
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2013-11-01 08:36:39 AM
They're doing it wrong! The razor blade is supposed to be embedded in an apple so biting into it the child's mouth is cut.
 
2013-11-01 09:19:58 AM
I'll put 10 dollars that mommy or daddy put it in there for attention.
 
2013-11-01 09:43:46 AM

devildog123: I'll put 10 dollars that mommy or daddy put it in there for attention.


My $10 is on the parents trying to get a neighbor in trouble for some silly think like not keeping their lawn mowed every other day.
 
2013-11-01 09:52:16 AM
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And she was totally attacked by rabid Obama fans.
 
2013-11-01 10:07:41 AM
Parents are asked to carefully inspect and check their children's candy and bags for any suspicious items.

Parents everywhere thank you for making this a "concern" again. Let the candy sorting begin!
 
2013-11-01 10:14:05 AM
Or you could wait for the real story to emerge
 
2013-11-01 10:14:19 AM
Why go with a razor blade, wouldn't it make more sense to just use poison?
 
2013-11-01 10:15:05 AM
What's the big deal?  He got a free one in the mail and the kid had a beard.  "Here kid, you need this spare quattro more than I do"
 
2013-11-01 10:15:13 AM

devildog123: I'll put 10 dollars that mommy or daddy put it in there for attention.


I was going to go with "dumb kid picks up random shiny off the ground"
 
2013-11-01 10:16:22 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Why go with a razor blade, wouldn't it make more sense to just use poison?


maybe it's a poisoned razor blade.

best not to eat it just in case.
 
2013-11-01 10:16:27 AM
Sorry guys, I was giving out box cutters as treats. They're the tools of a thousand uses. Much more practical than candy.

Didn't think somebody would make a huge deal out of it.
 
2013-11-01 10:18:11 AM
God dammit, razor guy. You just had to go validate the fantasies of paranoid helicopter parents everywhere, didn't you?
 
2013-11-01 10:19:52 AM
I'm handing out razor blade shaped candies next year.

/uh, does anyone know where I can get some razor blade shaped candies?
 
2013-11-01 10:20:27 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Why go with a razor blade, wouldn't it make more sense to just use poison?


Ricin-laced candy cigarettes are all the rage this year.
 
2013-11-01 10:20:42 AM

mediablitz: Parents are asked to carefully inspect and check their children's candy and bags for any suspicious items.

Parents everywhere thank you for making this a "concern" again. Let the candy sorting begin!


Like I used to tell my kids when they were trick or treating age, "Since Snickers are the most poisoned candy, Daddy must take them and destroy them for your own safety".

/delicious destruction
 
2013-11-01 10:21:44 AM

BizarreMan: They're doing it wrong! The razor blade is supposed to be embedded in an apple so biting into it the child's mouth is cut.


Putting it in an apple ensures no one eats it, and it's probably stuck to the side of someone's house
 
2013-11-01 10:23:57 AM
Friend or sibling playing a joke. Will fess up after crying to police.
 
2013-11-01 10:25:52 AM

IdBeCrazyIf: Why go with a razor blade, wouldn't it make more sense to just use poison?


Poison would be used if the goal was killing,  not attention whoring.

My Guess, a razor blade is big, visible,  and stupid,  perfect for drawing attention to a "Nearly Tragic" story, guaranteeing at least an interview on the local news and maybe a little national attention whoring with a follow up.

Poison would draw more heat on the parents than anyone else,  because the one other case where a child was poisoned by Halloween candy it turned out to be the father who did it thinking "it happens all the time and I can blame the neighbors" when in reality his kid was one of the only children to ever die from Halloween candy tampering.
 
2013-11-01 10:27:39 AM
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2013-11-01 10:32:02 AM

devildog123: I'll put 10 dollars that mommy or daddy put it in there for attention.

 
2013-11-01 10:34:35 AM
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2013-11-01 10:39:40 AM

WTFDYW: devildog123: I'll put 10 dollars that mommy or daddy put it in there for attention.

 
2013-11-01 10:40:24 AM

devildog123: I'll put 10 dollars that mommy or daddy put it in there for attention.


Or daddy?
 
2013-11-01 10:48:40 AM
I reckon someone saw all the "Wow, nobody puts anything dangerous in kids sweets!" stories and, well you can guess what they thought...
 
2013-11-01 10:49:49 AM
We should be able to hold the papers responsible if they run a "Wow, nothing bad has been done in this area for, like AGES" stories and then straight away exactly that happens.

Incitement, isn`t it?
 
2013-11-01 10:53:04 AM
Hey, those blades aren't cheap.  If that was a mach 3 blade it would be a real treat.
 
2013-11-01 10:54:27 AM
Isn't it the case that in just about every previous instance of this happening, it came back to a close family member, typically an uncle with a grudge or a mom with Munchhausen By Proxy?

So what's the over/under on how many days before police charge a family member?
 
2013-11-01 11:15:28 AM

Mad_Radhu: Ricin-laced candy cigarettes are all the rage this year.


I wanted to hand out crushed blue candy this year, the wife told me no farking way
 
2013-11-01 11:25:15 AM

baconbeard: I'm handing out razor blade shaped candies next year.

/uh, does anyone know where I can get some razor blade shaped candies?


I haven't seen them for sale, but a DIY version should be possible. Cast a thin sheet of sugar glass in a blade shape, then apply some edible silver leaf.
 
2013-11-01 11:32:22 AM

Ivo Shandor: baconbeard: I'm handing out razor blade shaped candies next year.

/uh, does anyone know where I can get some razor blade shaped candies?

I haven't seen them for sale, but a DIY version should be possible. Cast a thin sheet of sugar glass in a blade shape, then apply some edible silver leaf.


Candy Razors + PixieStix = Awesome Scarface themed party.
 
2013-11-01 11:53:51 AM
Update
Update: Nashua police say this was a misunderstanding. It is likely that the child's broken pencil sharpener was confused for the razor blade
 
2013-11-01 11:57:07 AM
Police said Friday the boy was using his school backpack to collect the candy and it appeared the razor blade came from the child's broken pencil sharpener that was in the backpack.

Still, police are continuing to urge parents to check their children's candy.


Update. Nothing happened, so police still fear monger.

Fark you blue shirts. You're not needed.
 
2013-11-01 12:00:06 PM
I guess no one found the hand grenades I gave out last night.  Yet.
 
2013-11-01 12:13:06 PM
Update: Nashua police say this was a misunderstanding. It is likely that the child's broken pencil sharpener was confused for the razor blade.

You don't say.
 
2013-11-01 12:19:59 PM
Retraction. Big shocker.
 
2013-11-01 12:30:00 PM
...and this is why our media sucks.  Race to publish fear-inciting article with no research or fact finding, then later issue a retraction no one will see.  Guess which will lodge itself in the collective memory?  How is society better served by this behavior?  Oh yeah, I forgot - media advertising dollars to the owners of media.
 
2013-11-01 12:37:06 PM
Oh it was a mistake. BUT THE POLICE STILL WANT YOU TO CHECK YOUR CANDY KIDS! WE CAN'T NOT HAVE A FEAR-BASED CULTURE NOW CAN WE?
 
2013-11-01 12:45:14 PM

Sticky Hands: IdBeCrazyIf: Why go with a razor blade, wouldn't it make more sense to just use poison?

maybe it's a poisoned razor blade.

best not to eat it just in case.


Or maybe its the tastiest razor blade ever made. You don't know!!!
 
2013-11-01 12:55:02 PM
They should Redact the headline...
 
2013-11-01 01:01:01 PM
....and it didn't happen. A broken pencil sharpener in the bag is not the same thing as candy that was tampered with. Looks like 51 years.
 
2013-11-01 01:07:41 PM

Surool: ....and it didn't happen. A broken pencil sharpener in the bag is not the same thing as candy that was tampered with. Looks like 51 years.


Wait, wait, wait. I think we're all missing the real story here. Do you mean to tell me that children are allowed to use sharpened pencils in school? You could put someone's eye out with one of those. What's wrong with nice, safe crayons?
 
2013-11-01 01:13:42 PM

baconbeard: I'm handing out razor blade shaped candies next year.

/uh, does anyone know where I can get some razor blade shaped candies?


We used to use rock candy shards, looked like glass.
 
2013-11-01 01:14:43 PM

Ivo Shandor: Surool: ....and it didn't happen. A broken pencil sharpener in the bag is not the same thing as candy that was tampered with. Looks like 51 years.

Wait, wait, wait. I think we're all missing the real story here. Do you mean to tell me that children are allowed to use sharpened pencils in school? You could put someone's eye out with one of those. What's wrong with nice, safe crayons?


Next we'll be hearing the pencils are black and refill lead automatically.
 
2013-11-01 01:16:46 PM

Ivo Shandor: Surool: ....and it didn't happen. A broken pencil sharpener in the bag is not the same thing as candy that was tampered with. Looks like 51 years.

Wait, wait, wait. I think we're all missing the real story here. Do you mean to tell me that children are allowed to use sharpened pencils in school? You could put someone's eye out with one of those. What's wrong with nice, safe crayons?


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Hell, even the non-pointy end is pretty hazardous.
 
2013-11-01 02:39:02 PM
THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD ONLY GIVE CANDY !!!

pencil sharpener? wtf
that is like floss
or crayons, sure you can eat crayons, but that delays the fun for a day or two when your parents try to figure out what you ate.
might as well give out vegetables, which will be transplanted to the side of the givers house
 
2013-11-01 02:49:31 PM

WTP 2: THIS IS WHY YOU SHOULD ONLY GIVE CANDY !!!

pencil sharpener? wtf
that is like floss
or crayons, sure you can eat crayons, but that delays the fun for a day or two when your parents try to figure out what you ate.
might as well give out vegetables, which will be transplanted to the side of the givers house


I think the pencil sharpener was the kid's and was already in his backpack, not something that anyone gave him as a treat...

/A pair of little girls showed up early last evening before my roommate showed up with the candy supply to hand out...
//I was forced to run around the house scrounging for stuff to give them...
///They each ended up with a bag of Blue Diamond smokehouse almonds and a bag of Andy Capp's hot fries...
////My roommate says they came back later at night when they saw the place was lit up to receive trick-or-treaters and picked up some real candy!
 
2013-11-01 02:57:41 PM
I'm not surprised that the original article had errors because the article was rushed out. I AM surprised that WMUR admitted it and posted a correction.
 
2013-11-01 04:50:44 PM
A broken pencil sharpener got me in trouble in grade school. Teacher found the "razor blade" in my desk. This was before zero tolerance policies were all the rage so nothing ever came of it.

/CSB
 
2013-11-01 05:33:44 PM
A copy-cat crime with no original.
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2013-11-01 11:41:53 PM
False alarm. onto 51. It was the kid's pencil sharpener razor
 
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