November 3, 2014 3:17 pm
Updated: November 4, 2014 12:30 pm

Manitoba teen finds blade in Halloween candy


SELKIRK, Man. – A Selkirk father has filed a report with the RCMP after his 14-year-old daughter found a blade in one of her Halloween candies.

When Matt Evans came home from work Sunday, his daughter said, “Dad, I almost died today.”

At first he thought she was being dramatic, Evans said.

“She showed me the candy and she didn’t think it was as big of a deal as I thought it was,” said the Selkirk real estate agent. “First I was dumbfounded … like, this actually happens.”

The photo his daughter initially Snapchatted to her friends was posted on Facebook and shared more than 10,000 times.

The candy was part of a pack of Starburst that had been opened; the blade was in one of the individual candies. The RCMP is investigating.

“Even though Halloween has come and gone, this is a good reminder for adults to check over the candy that your children have brought home,” RCMP Const. Paul Human told Global News.

Evans estimates his daughter visited more than 100 homes in Selkirk on Halloween night.

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