Nail found in Halloween candy; police warning parents to check kids’ candy

Ohio authorities are investigating a Facebook post that claims a nail was found in a piece of Halloween candy in metro Dayton.

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The post said a nail was found in a snack-sized Snickers bar a child received after trick-or-treating in Tipp City Tuesday.

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“In an effort to provide accurate information in a broad way, we’ve decided to publish the post, to include a picture of what was reported to us, so that you, the public, have the same information that we have at the police department,” Tipp City Police said in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators said they are working to determine all the facts in the case and the incident remains under investigation.

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“We have had only this one report, nevertheless, it is a stark reminder of precisely why we should all check candy before our children ingest it,” police officials said.