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Trick or treater bites into object in piece of candy

Published Oct. 18, 2005

A piece of a needle or pin was found in trick or treat candy here Wednesday night, police said. Amanda Mackie, 13, found the object after biting into a Tootsie Roll she got while trick or treating on 62nd Street N between 100 and 101st avenues N, she told police.

Mackie, who lives in Pinellas Park, was not injured, police said. Her father, James Mackie, told police he would have the rest of her candy X-rayed at a hospital.

Meanwhile, police are investigating the incident. Amanda Mackie told police she did not know which house the Tootsie Roll came from.