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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Fort Worth have issued a safety warning after a parent found a razor blade in a Halloween Rice Krispies Treat meant for his 4-year-old son.

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First it was staples found Monday night in Reese’s peanut butter cups and now, something more sinister.

The Rice Krispies Treat was store bought, not homemade, according to the boy’s parents. The father who cut his finger as he sorted through his child’s candy, said the sugary snack didn’t seem to have been tampered with, at first glance.

“It looks a little thicker than a piece of paper. It’s very, very thin,” said his wife, describing the blade lodged in the middle of the marshmallow and rice cereal confection.

“I got scared because if he hadn’t cut his finger — what if it had been my child’s mouth,” she asked.

The family wants to remain anonymous because they are working with police to help identify the person they believe is responsible — a stranger who made an impression on them for all the wrong reasons.

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“He was acting standoffish, like he didn’t want to hand out the candy,” said the Fort Worth mom.

Police said the dangerous treat was likely given out in the Chapel Creek area of Fort Worth near 820 and White Settlement Road.

“I don’t know that I’ll take my kids trick or treating anymore,” said the boy’s mother.

“I hope the police are able to do what is necessary I don’t want this to happen to my child again and I wouldn’t want it to happen to anyone else.”

Police have asked all parents to check their children’s Halloween candy very carefully as they continue their investigation.

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