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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Please, read this and be careful when out shopping!

This is hardly the kind of post I like to make, but please read and be careful when out shopping.  This story was on the Atlanta Fox News today, you may read it at their site, or below.

This is a copy of the story found there;

Police: Syringes Hidden in Clothing at a Wal-Mart Store

Updated: Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011, 6:03 PM EST
Published : Wednesday, 30 Nov 2011, 12:00 PM EST
BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities in Bartow County are investigating a series of incidents where syringes have been found in clothing at a Wal-Mart store.
Authorities with the Bartow County Sheriff's Office say the syringes were hidden in several items oof children's or women's clothing, including bras, at a Wal-Mart store in Cartersville on Market Blvd.
Authorities say four incidents have occurred since October 13. They say two of the incidents resulted in some kind of medical treatment.
Patricia Headrick said she was at the Wal-Mart on Black Friday when she went to pick up a Playtex bra.
"I put my hand down into the box and that's when it pricked me," Headrick said.
Once the initial shock wore off, Headrick said she became concerned with where the needle came from.
"Whose arm was this in? Whose body? Was this a used needle?" Headrick said.
Sgt. Jonathan Rogers of the Bartow County Sheriff's Office said other incidents included a needle found in a Hello Kitty socks and a 14-year-old girl was pricked by a needle in pajamas. The 14-year-old's mother was also pricked while checking the pajamas.
Authorities would only say that they were diabetic syringes that can be purchased at most pharmacies. Rogers said the needles would be tested in a crime lab.
Headrick said the next six months will be a waiting game for her and her family as she awaits tests. She said she's already $1,300 for medicines to help prevent a number of diseases.
"I'm scared to death. I don't know what's going to happen," Headrick said.
Authorities are going over surveillance video, looking for suspicious acitivites. It is unclear when the tests will come back on the syringes.

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