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Razor blade reportedly found in stuffed animal at an Carroll County carnival

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Posted at 1:46 PM, Jul 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-22 13:51:30-04

WESTMINSTER, Md. — The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is investigating a report of a razor blade found in a prize from a local carnival.

On Sunday, deputies answered a call from a woman who told them about a stuffed animal she won on Saturday at the Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company carnival in Westminster.

She told law enforcement officials her dog was playing with prize when she heard a “crunch” noise coming from the stuffed animal. That's when she found a razor blade in one of the arms of toy.

According to the Sheriff's Office, the woman explained to deputies that toy came from the “Wiffle ball” game at the carnival.

The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office called the Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company who advised that the “Wiffle ball” game was not owned by the fire company. The fire company is cooperating with the Sheriff’s Office investigation. This is the department's only reported incident.

Officials said the dog was not injured from the razor blade.

The Sheriff’s Office and the Reese & Community Volunteer Fire Company are asking people to check any stuffed animals that were won at the game out of an abundance of caution.

Anyone with information should contact Deputy Merson at the Sheriff's Office at 410-386-5900.