Father who claimed to find metal in kids’ Halloween candy is arrested for hoax

OAKDALE — A Northern California man was arrested after investigators determined he lied about finding metal objects in his kids’ Halloween candy.

Mathew Blackcloud, 32 (Credit: Oakdale Police Department)

Last year, Mathew Blackcloud claimed he discovered small metal objects in five pieces of his children’s trick-or-treating candy. He told detectives he didn’t know how the objects ended up in the commercially packaged pieces of candy.

The 32-year-old father was the only resident in...

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