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More syringes, needles found at Ga. Walmart

In two of the cases last month, hypodermic needles pierced the skin of customers

Associated Press

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Additional syringes and needles have turned up in clothing at a Cartersville Wal-Mart where four such incidents were reported last month.

The Rome News-Tribune reports ( Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap says that a report filed Monday shows a customer purchased a pair of pants over the Black Friday weekend and found the needle when the pants were first worn this weekend.

In a second report Monday, a shopper said Monday she found a syringe in a pair of men's lounging pants.

After investigators arrived, a store manager found a syringe in another pair of pants.

No injuries were reported.

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In two of the cases last month, hypodermic needles pierced the skin of customers, who were given emergency medical care to prevent the possible spread of disease.

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