Children in Canada roaming the streets for Halloween got more than they bargained for when a pharmacy mistakenly gave them bipolar pills instead of sweets.
The children went into a pharmacy in Quebec City during a “trick or treat” tour of the neighbourhood.
But a customer had just dropped her son’s bipolar medicine on the floor, and left without realising. Another customer at the pharmacy picked up the silver-wrapped capsules, and put them on the counter. And when children came into the shop, Canadian channel CBC reported that the medicine was mixed up inside the sweet basket.
“So, unfortunately, we don’t know how, an employee just mixed it with the candy by accident and distributed it to the kids,” said Constable Melissa Cliche, of the Quebec City police.
Or perhaps the pity is that it was bipolar stuff, not Oxycontin or summat. Would we file that under trick or treat?