The case of a man in Jember that handed bags containing chocolate wafers that slipped in razor blades and staples to two small children, aged 3 and 9, was investigated.
Police in Jember, East Java are warning parents to ensure that their children don’t take from strangers.
According to the police as cited News24xx.com, on Friday, a man approached two small children when they were playing outside and give them chocolate.
Without suspicion, the kids began eating the snack and found that it contained sharp objects.
“They didn’t know him. Then the little one ate one wafer but felt something hard. So it was spat out,” said the child’s father, Mohammad Yasin, yesterday.
The children then notified the parents, who found shards of razor blades and staples slipped between the wafer layers.
Luckily, none of the sharp objects were swallowed by the children.
Police in Jember has launched an investigation after the children’s parents filed a report.
Patrang Precinct Head Heri Supadmo said that the perpetrator is male.
“We are investigating his identity. We implore parents to be careful if their children receive something from strangers,” he added.