HOPKINTON (CBS) — Hopkinton Police want to know who and why someone would hand out toilet cleaner tablets to trick-or-treaters.
A mom made the shocking find over the weekend and brought the tablet to officers. Police say two kids, a six-year-old and a 14-year-old, who were trick-or-treating separately in the downtown area each received tablets in their Halloween bags.READ MORE: MLB Headed To 1st Work Stoppage Since '95 As Deal Expires
“Generally the area is Main Street, and those roads off Main Street, both children were trick-or-treating in those areas,” Hopkinton Police Sgt. Joseph Bennett said Tuesday.
The tablet wasn’t disguised as candy. It was in it’s original wrapper.READ MORE: Red Sox Acquire Jackie Bradley Jr. From Brewers
Fortunately no kids were hurt. Police are now trying to find out whether a resident acted out of malice, or whether the incident was a mistake.
Police Chief Edward Lee said he doesn’t want to unnecessarily alarm parents, but he does want to remind them to take a closer look at their children’s candy bags.MORE NEWS: Pandemic Continues To Take Toll On Tourism Industry In Massachusetts
“I know it’s three days later, but still, something might have slipped by,” said Lee. “We just want to be diligent.”