Razor Blade in Candy Apples

“When I was a little kid we used to go trick or treating and we would go to different people’s houses and you’d get some candy but you’d get candy apples and popcorn and peanut butter crackers and cakes a lot of the stuff was all home made stuff that people would give you. Then, one year, it all stopped and the reason why was there was a legend… there was a rumor that somebody had put razor blades to apples and given it to a kid and when he bit it he got cut up and all the… and then he had to go to the hospital and and it so all the kids said, don’t ummm eat anything that was prepared because it could have poison in it, it could have razor blades, it could have anything, and the parents they started saying, don’t eat anything and they were, they started taking if you did get some popcorn or something they would throw it out so that was the thing and even though there was nobody or any news story”

This is a fairly common story, I feel like the hysteria more common in suburban states such as Richmond—Where the informant is from where people are more cooped up and have a natural fear for their children to not get hurt as supposed to city kids who’s parents are less fearful for them.