Mom says needle in her child's candy

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SCOTTBLUFF, Neb. (KNOP) - Authorities in western Nebraska are investigating a nail found in a Halloween candy bar that was given to a child who was trick-or-treating.

Tonja McNeal contacted local police on Wednesday after her oldest son went to bite into the Snickers bar and discovered the nail. McNeal says it was sticking out of the top, and she posted a photo of it on Facebook to warn other parents. McNeal says they were trick or treating up by the community college.

Scottsbluff Police Capt. Tony Straub says authorities are investigating the incident, but didn't provide other details. He reminds parents to always check their children's candy for abnormalities.

In Tonja's Facebook post, she says she can't stress enough check your child's candy.