(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) Investigators and shoppers discovered three hypodermic needles stashed in clothes sold at a Walmart near Atlanta, the same store where four needles were found late last month, officials said.
Bartow County investigators said a woman reported finding a needle in a pair of gray dress pants on Monday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
She had bought the pants at the Cartersville box store on Black Friday but wore them for the first time this weekend, the newspaper reported.
A separate shopper reported finding a needle hidden in a pair of men's sweatpants at the same store on Monday, and deputies investigating that report found a third needle in another pair of pants.
No one was stuck in any of the latest incidents.
Since Nov. 25, seven needles have turned up in pants, bras, socks and other clothes either at the store or purchased from the store.
Two shoppers, including a 14-year-old-girl, were pricked.
Cops say they don't know who is behind the pranks. They don't believe any other stores have been targeted.
All the needles were the type commonly used by diabetics and are available at drugstores, officials said.
"I've been here 19 years and I've never witnessed anything quite like this," Bartow County Sheriff investigator Billy Henson told local television station WSBTV.
Last week, Walmart said it would pay the victims' medical bills.
That brought little relief to Patricia Headrick, who was stuck in the hand while reaching into a package of bras on Nov. 25.
Her doctors told her she'd have to wait six months for the full results of a blood test, she told CBS Atlanta.
"I am worried about HIV," Headrick said. "It's the fear. I just don't know."
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