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Spokane family finds metal in Halloween candy

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Denise Brus found nails and other pieces of metal in her son's Halloween candy. Denise Brus found nails and other pieces of metal in her son's Halloween candy.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

It's an urban legend for most of us: Finding harmful objects in Halloween candy. But for Denise Brus and her children, this was an unfortunate reality this Halloween.

Brus says her four children went trick-or-treating in North Spokane. They started off in the 500 block of Empire heading toward the mall taking Standard and then over to one block east of Nevada and back down in a loop.

A few days later, when her son and a friend were eating some of their candy, she says his friend bit into a nail. She says the nail poked her son's friend in the cheek but didn't cause any major harm.

"They proceeded to open the rest of the candy and found that there was multiple pieces of candy that had metal inside," says Brus. She says it ranged from nails, to staples and even what appeared to be parts of a watch.

"I've been a parent for fifteen years," says Brus, " and I've never had this happen before."

She called the police and filed a report. KHQ checked on that Crime Check report and found it has been sent to investigators. We also found out that there hadn't been any other similar reports.

Brus wants her story to be a cautionary tale to other parents.

"All candy should be checked anyway," says Brus. "I don't want some other child swallowing a piece of metal."

The question still remains, why would someone do this?

"Halloween is supposed to be fun for the kids, everybody looks forward to it, and they come home and can't even eat their candy, instead it's all unwrapped and a total waste."

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