Hutchinson family finds nail inside an apple

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HUTCHINSON, Kan. (KAKE) -

What started out as a normal snack time for a Hutchinson family quickly took a turn when their daughter bit into her apple and found something unexpected. 


"I just look over and she's sitting there messing with her apple, and she's saying stuck, stuck. So I thought it was a sticker," said John Tipton.  
 
What they actually found turned out to be much more dangerous. At first just thinking it was a flake of metal, Tipton pulled a nail out of his two and a half year old daughter’s apple. 
 
"I had like a 5 second pause like, my brain skipped a beat… Like I did not seriously just pull that out of the apple my daughter was eating," said Tipton. 
 
The family purchased the apple on Saturday at the Fifth Street Dillon's in Hutchinson. 
 
After being shocked by what he found, Tipton took to social media to voice his concern and frustration, which quickly gained attention… And even some skepticism. 
 
"There's always sharks. On anything I see online, I'm the first skeptic. I'm the first one like, there's no way. And then something like this… There's no way that just happened," said Tipton.  
 
Dillon's quickly responded to the situation and immediately began an investigation to figure out what happened. They issued a statement to Kake News saying: 
 
"At Dillon's, the safety of our customers comes first, especially when it involves the foods our customers serve their families. Currently, our asset protection team is reviewing this incident fully and have made it a priority."
 
Tipton said the store also inspected all of their produce and cut up anything with blemishes to make sure the rest of their inventory was safe. 
 
"I do not blame the store in any way. No. Like I said, we already talked to corporate," said Tipton.
 
Happy with the response from the company and hopeful they'll find answers, Tipton has just one message he wants to share.
 
"Be careful. Check for blemishes, check for any tampering, I mean just be careful. I mean there are wacko's out there," said Tipton. 

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