The razor blades were traced to a home on Horseshoe Drive. A man found a blade and cut a finger while sorting candy. Waterbury police received two complaints of razor blades in the candy bags of children. They arrested Jason A. Racz. “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. The good thing is that the razors were not found in candy. Racz 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.
No other reports of razors in candy bags were reported, but police are warning anyone who was trick-or-treating in the Horseshoe Drive area to check their candy carefully. Reports of hidden blades and laced candy have spooked parents of trick-or-treaters and officials for decades. A 2014 review of reports of “Halloween sadism” found no children had died or been seriously injured from purported Halloween poisonings or planted razors.