Hypodermic Needle Found in Shoe From Wal-Mart

Hypodermic Needle Found in Shoe From Wal-Mart

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(Sandy-AP) -- The parents of a five-year old boy say he found a hypodermic needle in a shoe they bought from a Sandy Wal-Mart.

Becky Pidcock says her son Nathan found the three-inch needle in the toe of his left shoe. It poked him, but he didn't tell her about the needle until the next morning.

That's when Becky took her son to the emergency room.

The doctor said it was an open-ended needle that could be used for drugs. Now Nathan has to be tested over the next year for H-I-V and hepatitis.

Becky wants the store to pay for Nathan's tests. A spokesperson for Wal-Mart says its claims department will look into it.

Meanwhile, the Pidcocks have filed a report with the Sandy Police Department and have turned the needle over for testing.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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