Man Arrested for Putting Razor Blades with Halloween Candy

Morgan Cunningham
November 01, 2019 - 3:14 am

Waterbury Police Department

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WATERBURY, Conn. (WTIC Radio)_ Waterbury Police have arrested a man in connection with razor blades that were found in trick-or-treat candy baskets.

Concerned parents began calling the Waterbury Police Department after 8 p.m. to report loose razor blades in the baskets. There were no reported razor blades in actual candy, and there were no reported injuries.

City detectives learned the blades were coming from a residence at 102 Horseshoe Drive. They arrested 37-year-old Jason Racz at the residence and took them into custody.

He faces three counts of risk of injury to a minor, three counts of reckless endangerment in the first degree, and interfereing with a police officer.

Racz is being held on a $250,000 bond.

Police remind parents to be on the lookout for anything unusual, like foreign objects, in Halloween candy. Parents are encourage to report any problems to police.