11-year-old charged after needles found in Halloween candy

11-year-old charged after needles found in Halloween candy

(Source: WSOC/CNN) (Source: WSOC/CNN)

ROWAN COUNTY, SC (WSOC/CNN) - An 11-year-old in North Carolina is facing charges after needles were found in Halloween candy. 

The sheriff's office says that child is going through a mental evaluation before the court proceedings even begin.

Howard Peacock, the father of the victim, says a detective showed him a video that explains in detail how to tamper with candy bars.

"Oh, I was freaked out. I was freaked out," Peacock said. "I'm not going to say what app t was but it was showing how to put the pin in the Snickers - in the little Snickers bar."

He believes that's how an 11-year-old was able to insert needles into a chocolate bar his son got on Halloween night.

"I just couldn't believe it. That kids would be able to pull this up and see stuff like that," Peacock said.

This dad said when he took his children trick-or-treating, his 12-year-old son got a needle stuck to the roof of his mouth when he took a bite.

"My son is doing well. I want to see this little boy get better," Peacock said.

The Rowan County Sheriff's Office says the needles were placed in the candy bars in such a way that it would be very difficult to detect.

"My child wasn't the only one who got pins in their candy," Peacock said.

A second family also reported finding a needle in a Snickers bar a day later, and now an 11-year-old is facing felony charges through juvenile court.

"We forgive that boy for doing what he done and I hope he gets all the help the good Lord can give him," Peacock said.

The father says he has not heard from the family of the 11-year-old, but he says he understands because they must be going through a lot right now. 

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