Teen faces false report charge of razor in gum

MARION CENTER, Pa. (AP) — A 16-year-old western Pennsylvania girl is being charged with falsely reporting to police that she found a razor blade in her Halloween bubble gum.

State police had previously said the incident was a hoax, and that the girl self-inflicted a cut in her mouth which took 23 stitches to close.

But now the Indiana Gazette says the girl is being charged in juvenile court. As a result, her name won’t be released.

The girl claimed she found the razor during a community event in the Marion Center area. That’s about 60 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.

The event involved 22 people who registered to hand out Halloween treats out of their vehicles at a school parking lot in East Mahoning Township.

The girl has since acknowledged orchestrating the hoax alone.