Turns out stampeding bargain hunters aren’t the only danger at one Walmart in Georgia.
Police are investigating how hypodermic needles ended up hidden inside clothing being sold at a store in Cartersville, according to Bartow County Sheriff’s Office reports. The syringes have been discovered on several occasions during the past week.
According to investigators, a 14-year-old girl was stuck in the finger–and possibly her foot–last Tuesday when she was trying on a new pair of pajamas bought at the retail giant. When asked if she was stuck in the foot, the girl told a deputy, “I’m unsure because I freaked out.”
Shopper Patricia Headrick told deputies that she was stuck last Friday while examining a package of Playtex bras inside the store. Headrick reported that she went to a local hospital and was tested for HIV and hepatitis.
Additionally, a Walmart employee yesterday told deputies that a customer reported finding a broken syringe in the pocket of a pair of pants in the women’s department (the woman was not stuck by the needle).
A sheriff’s spokesman, Sgt. Jonathan Rogers, reported that Walmart officials have discovered syringes hidden in other clothing items. Police today released evidence photos showing the syringe found in the bra packaging as well as a bent needle (seen above) that was discovered tucked into a pair of Hello Kitty socks.