What is the world coming to? It doesn't seem like there is anywhere safe, anymore! There are people who go out of their way to injure or harm others. Take, for example, a trend that was happening in Walmart parking lots. Kelly Boulay fell victim to this prank, and posted about it on Facebook.
Boulay shared that she went to grab a cart at Walmart, when her hand was sliced open as she touched the handle. Upon looking down, Boulay noticed that there was a razor blade embedded in the handle of her cart. She brought it to the attention of Walmart employees, who then checked every cart.
"PLEASE BE CAREFUL!!! Tonight while shopping at Walmart in East Windsor I was sliced by a RAZOR BLADE that someone shoved in the cart handle," she wrote. "I'm so goddamn disgusted and upset beyond belief. The manager had the employees checking every cart … but it’s just unacceptable that someone would be this much of an [expletive] to do this. It could had been my daughter or someone else’s child!"
Walmart responded to the incident, saying:
"It’s disturbing that someone would purposely try to injure a customer or associate. We take this matter seriously and have since checked all shopping carts and are currently conducting regular checks."
Sadly, this isn't the first time something like this has happened. Just a year before, a woman named Michelle Patterson had the same thing happen. Patterson was wiping down the handle of her shopping cart when she was pricked in the finger by the razor blade.
"It bled a little tiny bit so I ended up going to the doctor and they drew blood and I'll have to go back in six months again," Michelle Patterson told Fox2Now. "Either way, it's horrible. To leave the blade it was crooked, so the sharp end was out and it just poked me but a little kid it could have been pretty bad. The lady behind me had a toddler, that would have been her cart if I hadn't been there first. That's what upsets me."
Walmart released a similar statement about Patterson's incident:
"It’s disturbing that someone might try to injure a customer or associate, and we’re grateful no one was seriously hurt," a spokesperson said. "We’ve checked all shopping carts and are currently conducting regular checks. We’ve also reviewed surveillance footage and will continue working with police to find the person responsible."
It really is disturbing to think that someone would be so evil as to intentionally injure another person.