Prosecutor: NJ man made up story of needles in Halloween candy

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Police say a southern New Jersey man made up a story about finding needles in Halloween candy.

Gloucester Township police say 37-year-old Robert Ledrew, of Blackwood, told them on Sunday he found four sewing needles in four separate pieces of candy from trick-or-treating.

But officers discovered Ledrew had posted a photo of a needle and comments about the incident on Facebook the day before.

Authorities have charged Ledrew with making a false police report.

Meanwhile, police in Kennett Square, Chester County, are investigating reports of sewing needles found inside the Halloween candy of multiple children.