Update Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Another shopper Friday evening found a "syringe/needle" in the pocket of a young man's green Sesame Street hoodie and notified Walmart security, according to a Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, which is attached to this article. The female customer was not stuck.
A syringe found yesterday in Walmart apparel makes the eighth found hidden in clothing at the Cartersville store.
In a Bartow County Sheriff's Office incident report, authorities said a female shopper gave an employee a pink, woman's nightgown with a "syringe needle" in the left front pocket.
No one was pricked by the syringe, but that wasn't the case with the first couple of needles found in the store's clothing. Back on Dec. 5, investigators asked for the public's help identifying the person or persons responsible for hiding the needles.
That was after authorities reported a total of seven hidden syringes found by customers and employees. One of the two people pricked by the needles spoke out early in the investigation, citing concern for her health.
In addition to assisting those customers with medical bills, Walmart said it was cooperating with law enforcement, reviewing surveillance footage and bringing in extra personnel to search clothing in the store, but so far investigators have made no arrests.
In a Monday inquiry, sheriff's office Public Information Officer Sgt. Jonathan Rogers said authorities were awaiting forensic testing results on some of the needles. He previously said security footage revealed no leads in the case.
Anyone with information on any of the syringe incidents is asked to call the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 770-382-5050, extension 6029 or 6030.
Those wishing to give information anonymously may do so by calling the Cartersville-Bartow County Crime Stoppers tip line at 770-606-TIPS (8477).