Teen charged in Schaumburg tainted candy hoax

November 4, 2010 9:55:46 AM PDT
Authorities in northwest suburban Schaumburg now say reports of tampered Halloween candy were a hoax.

A 16-year-old has been charged with one count of disorderly conduct.

Investigators say the teen placed a needle in a piece of candy at his home and told his family he got the candy while trick-or-treating.