Helen Pfiel’s Halloween Prank of 1964

Crimes of Long island
Crimes of Long island
Helen Pfiel's Halloween Prank of 1964

In Centerport Long Island in 1964, 47-year-old housewife Helen Pfiel decided it would be funny to put rat poison in the trick-or-treat bags she handed out to teenagers she thought were too old to be dressing in half-hearted classes in order to get free candy.

Spoiler alert: the Suffolk County DA was not amused.

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