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why do people put drugs in candy? Answered

just a radom question well i get home with a TON of candy from halloween and had my parents search it and what not and i was just wondering why people would put drugs in candy? like do they have a grude against kids or something?

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An Villain (author)2011-08-26

Well kids have to get them somehow.

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acidbass (author)2010-11-02

because there are sick people out there and it just comes with the territory of halloween

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AngryRedhead (author)2010-11-01

It's a myth perpetuated by parents to take all the mini candy bars because "they were laced with cocaine and stuffed with pin needles".

$10 says you were allowed to keep all your blow pops and tootsie rolls.

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caarntedd (author)2010-10-31

I agree with the comments posted so far (except NachoMahma's because I don't think he is that good) but I also have another theory.

In the past products have been purchased from the supermarket, been tampered with, and then been replaced on the shelf for the purposes of revenge or extortion.
These actions have helped lead to the layers or tamper proof or tamper evident packaging that we have today.
Because of this, people view unpackaged or poorly packaged products with suspicion of quality, freshness or purity.
Your parents probably didn't want you to eat anything not properly packaged just in case.

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orksecurity (author)caarntedd2010-11-01

Again: Snopes has tried, and failed, to find evidence of that tampering w/r/t halloween candy. If anyone has a specific confirmed citation, I'm sure the Snopes editors would be delighted to investigate further.

Is it impossible? No.

Is it likely enough to be worth worrying about? No.

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seandogue (author)2010-11-01

There is a street myth started by the emerging yuppie tradition during the 1970s that people were spiking Halloween candy with all sorts of nasty things, needles, razor blades, etc. Aside from one or two events inspired by the street myth, there are, to the best of my knowledge, no documented cases to back up their insidious allegations. This is the next logical step in their campaign to make Halloween an indoor only event for privileged folk with one kid. When it is debunked, they'll come up with another.

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resophonicguitarist (author)2010-10-31

Did you know some warped, crazy, insane people actually put razors in candy bars?



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. No, but if you hum a few bars, I think I can fake it.

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Again, see Snopes for comments on the reality, or lack thereof, of this urban legend.

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orksecurity (author)2010-10-31

(Sigh. The Halloween right after 9/11 was a brief return to sanity -- suddenly things were back in perspective, and neighbors weren't significantly scary. Alas, it didn't last.)

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PointyOintment (author)2010-10-31

They don't. In fact, no child has ever been poisoned by candy they received while trick-or-treating. There was one case in Texas where a man gave poisoned candy to his own son to collect insurance money.

Source: http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2010/10/halloween_and_t.html

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DELETED_storm391 (author)2010-10-31

cus deyr fricking stupid?!

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orksecurity (author)2010-10-31

The simple answer is that they DON'T. This is mostly an urban myth. This sort of thing has happened occasionally, gotten massively overplayed in the news, and people have overreacted.


The most recent posting on Snopes for this appears to be

http://www.snopes.com/horrors/poison/halloween.asp

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