Man arrested for allegedly handing out razor blades with Halloween candy

Jason Racz, who had to be restrained as he was booked, was charged with risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment and interfering with a police officer, police said.

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By Janelle Griffith

A 37-year-old man was arrested in Connecticut on Halloween after razor blades were found in the candy bags of at least two trick-or-treaters, authorities said.

Waterbury police received two complaints of razor blades in the candy bags of children in an area in Waterbury, about 35 miles southwest of Hartford.

Investigators determined the razor blades came from the same home and arrested Jason A. Racz, police said.

Jason A Racz.Waterbury Police Department

"Racz explained that the razor blades were accidentally spilled or put into the candy bowl he used to hand out candy from," police said in a statement, adding that the suspect "provided no explanation as to how the razor blades were handed out to the children along with the candy."

The razors were not found in candy, according to police.

A 3-year-old child who lives at the home also had access to a box of razor blades that was seized and logged into evidence, police said.

Racz had to be restrained as he was booked, according to police. He was charged with risk of injury to a minor, reckless endangerment and interfering with a police officer.

He is being held on $250,000 bond and is awaiting arraignment, according to police.

"Gummy" style marijuana candy.Waterford Police Department

In a separate incident in Connecticut, police in Waterford said two children younger than 18 each received a sealed package of THC-infused gummy candies Thursday.

Parents inspecting candy bags found the packages of gummies with the label "Shake and Baked." The bags contained 10 small colorful gummy cubes, each packed with 10 milligrams of THC, Waterford police said. It is unclear if the candy was intentionally handed out or was "an unintentional oversight by the owner," police said.

Authorities do not believe it to be a wide spread problem or a targeted incident. No arrests have been made in that incident and the investigation is ongoing, police said.