Hairboy sent me a link to this rather bizarre candy mishap where a 9-year-old Starke, Florida girl was hurt when the jawbreaker she was about to put into her mouth exploded severely burning her face, neck and arm.
Investigators are testing the candy to figure out what happened.
“I can’t say if it’s a product defect or if it’s tampering at this point in time,” Bradford County sheriff’s Lt. Kenneth Hinds told Channel 4’s Adam Landau.
The was also some speculation that the candy was left in the sun, the liquid inside was boiling or had some chemical reaction.
Part of the piece of candy was taken to the Florida Law Enforcement crime lab in Jacksonville for analysis. Another part was still laying in the family’s yard, covered by ants.
Yikes! The poor girl will probably end up having to undergo some cosmetic surgery, but is reported to be in pretty good spirits considering her ordeal.