iOS app Android app

Walmart Needles: More Hypodermic Syringes Found In Clothes In Atlanta Store (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 12/07/11 05:06 PM ET   Updated: 12/07/11 05:17 PM ET

Police have again found hypodermic needles inside clothing at a Wal-Mart in Cartersville, Ga. The sinister discovery follows an incident last week in which four similar syringes were found in clothing at the same store.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that a shopper approached deputies who were investigating the earlier incident on Monday, saying she had found a syringe in a pair of men's pajama pants. At least one of the needles found was facing outwards, so that it was likely to prick someone reaching into the garment.

A sheriff's report (via The Smoking Gun) reveals that following this discovery, investigators checked for other needles using metal detectors, but didn't find any.

Two people have been stabbed by needles concealed in clothing at the store so far. One of the victims, Patricia Headrick, told 11 Alive News, "I don't want anyone else to have to go through what I've been through."

According to the Rome News-Tribune, Walmart spokesperson Dianna Gee said the company is reviewing video footage from the store and employees have been told to be extra vigilant in watching for anything unusual. "Our hope is the law enforcement will catch whoever did that and prosecute them," Gee said.

The Toronto Sun reports that Police have no suspects or motive but said the syringes all appear to be the same type, commonly used by people with diabetes, and could have been bought at any pharmacy without a prescription.

At what stores are employees losing hope? Check out the slideshow below:

8. Eastman Kodak
1  of  9
PLAY
FULLSCREEN
ZOOM
SHARE THIS SLIDE 
Eastman Kodak's run as a public company may be over soon. That would put the jobs of many of its 18,000 employees in jeopardy. Analysts think Kodak's patents may be worth much more than that the company. Kodak has begun the process to find a buyer for these patents. MDB Capital Group told Bloomberg that the digital-imaging patents owned by Kodak may be valued at $3 billion in a sale. A sale of patents could mean Kodak will not keep all of its divisions. Second quarter sales at the company were down 5% in the past quarter to $1.5 billion. Kodak lost $179 million in the same time period. Its Film, Photofinishing and Entertainment Group sales dropped 14% to $369 million for the quarter. This is the area of the company's business where it would be logical to start the next in a long line of lay-offs. Kodak's cash position has become desperate. It has $957 million on hand compared to $1.624 billion at the end of the second quarter a year ago.

Read more at 24/7 Wall St.
MORE SLIDESHOWS NEXT >   |   < PREV

FOLLOW HUFFPOST