ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - A St. Louis mother is outraged after she discovered a scorpion in her 2-year-old son's lollipop.
lollipop was part of a stocking full of candy at a kids holiday party
sponsored by the St. Louis Rams at the Edward Jones Dome on Sunday. She was alarmed
when she discovered he was eating a lollipop that had a real scorpion
She took photos of the scorpion and contacted poison
control. Scorpion suckers are sold across the country. The tail is
typically removed, and one manufacturer says the arachnids inside are
"processed and safe to eat."
"It shouldn't be given to children, period. I can understand it being given as a gag gift or something like
that, but you're not giving these kids gag gifts at all," mother
Richelle West said.
Our news partners at KSDK NewsChannel 5 contacted the Rams about the
incident. A spokesperson for the Missouri Bar Association - which
cosponsored the event - said lollipops with scorpions inside are commercially available and safe.
They will be delivering replacement candies and toys to the child.
Rams-BAMSL Motion for Kids event connects approximately 3,000 children
whose lives have been severely impacted with the criminal justice system
with sponsors from the St. Louis legal community who buy them gifts
from a wish list and stuff a socking.
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