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Toilet disks found in Halloween candy bags in Hopkinton

Hopkinton police said they are investigating two separate reports of toilet tank cleaner disks found in children's Halloween candy bags.

Parents of a 14-year-old and a 6-year-old reported the disks on Sunday after inspecting the candy bags, police said in a press release Monday. Neither child consumed the cleaner.

The children were trick-or-treating in the downtown area on Saturday, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

"The people that live here are definitely concerned," said Jen Distasio, a resident who grew up in Hopkinton, and heard about the incident through a Facebook group. Distasio said that she had not heard of anything like this happening before in Hopkinton.


Distasio, 38, has a 13-year-old daughter who went trick-or-treating in the downtown area but the girl did not receive the disks.

"I don't know why someone would do that to children," Distasio said. "It's not a joke, and it's not funny."

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