MEXICO — A 58-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a Halloween incident where he allegedly tampered with candy by putting rocks inside the packaging before it ended up in the hands of innocent trick-or-treaters
Jeffrey C. Beardslee, of 26 South Jefferson Street in Mexico, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a class A misdemeanor, on Saturday afternoon.
Two reports of individuals who found little rocks instead of candy inside packages “DOTS” boxes were seen widely on social media.
The parents both claimed that the candy inside the boxes had been replaced with rocks and resealed, Oakes said.
Beardslee is scheduled to appear in Mexico Town Court on Nov. 27.