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Dollar store owner says ‘evil stick’ sold out

Published: Thursday, November 06, 2014 @ 3:09 PM
Updated: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 @ 2:16 PM


            'Evil stick' sold out, can be bought on Ebay
'Evil stick' sold out, can be bought on Ebay

UPDATE @1:58 p.m.

Amar Moustafa, owner of the Dollar Store on Linden Avenue, did not remove the “Evil stick” from his shelves, but shoppers did.

News Center 7’s Lauren Clark visited the store a second time on Monday to find that the toys were sold out. Moustafa said he has received dozens of calls protesting the sale of the princess wand toy but has also turned down dozens more asking to purchase it.

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The toy with the scary images is now posted on Ebay for over $200.

The sudden interest in the toy is especially baffling, the store owner said, because the toy has been on the shelves at his store for two years and was a clearance item.

Moustafa said he bought the toy at a convention two years ago and cannot remember the name of the manufacturer. There is no information on the packaging itself other than “made in China.”

FIRST REPORT

A local mother is upset after she bought a “princess wand” for her daughter, but the toy revealed a disturbing image.

Nicole Allen bought what she thought was a princess wand from a local dollar store earlier this week. A piece of foil came off the wand, and underneath there was a disturbing image of a girl cutting her wrists with a knife.

Allen said the toy’s packaging included a fairy, but the store owner told News Center 7’s Lauren Clark that the toy is called an “evil stick,” so the mother should have realized what she was buying.

The store owner said he would take the wands off the shelves if he receives more complaints.

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