Nail found in Kit Kat bars in City of Neenah

Police say a boy found the nails in his candy bag after trick-or-treating

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) The Neenah Police Department was called to the 400 block of South Lake Street around 7:00 p.m. on October 31st for a suspicious incident. 

A mother discovered metal nails in her 11 year old son's candy bag after trick-or-treating.  It's a treat that has now sparked an investigation.    

Police say nails were found within three Kit Kat candy bars. The candy was turned over to the officers and they will be sent to the crime lab for further testing. 

"This is the only incident that was reported to us," said Crime Prevention Officer, Stewert Zuehls, of the Neenah Police Department.

This same situation was reported last Halloween in Neenah when police were called about a nail embedded in a wrapped tootsie roll.  

Although the two incidents were deemed unrelated, they hope this year's investigation will point to which house was the source.

"It can obviously make you feel like you can't trust your neighbors," said concerned resident, Samantha Pleshek. "It just puts you on high alert."

Parents in the community asking questions like, why someone would tamper with kids candy?

"In Neenah we kind of think we live in a small town, a very safe town, and it's just shocking that something like this would happen," said Pleshek.


An act that creates a bitter end to the Halloween season.

"If it's a hoax, shame on them," said Officer Zuehls.

Police want to remind parents that it is a good idea to go through your kids candy and take out anything that may look suspicious.


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