In one report filed today, a Cartersville Walmart customer purchased a pair of pants over the Black Friday weekend and located the needle when the pants were first worn this weekend.
A second report came in just before 10:00 a.m. today where a female shopper found a syringe in a pair of men’s lounging pants.
While investigators were on the scene at this report, an assisting Walmart manager found a second syringe in another pair of pants.
In each of these new cases, no injury from being stuck by the syringes has been reported.
Walmart is working with the sheriff’s office to identify suspects and prevent customers from injury, according to the report.
The BCSO is asking anyone who may have purchased clothing items from the Cartersville Walmart in November or December to double check the items and ensure there are no syringes hidden inside.
If one is found, do not touch the syringe and contact law enforcement.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 770-382-5050 ext. 6029 or 6030.
Persons wishing to give information anonymously may do so by calling the Cartersville-Bartow County Crimestoppers Line at 770-606-TIPS (8477).