People Finding Needles In Fruit

In Queensland, Australia

Anne Robards
January 03, 2019 - 12:48 pm

People in Spartanburg County are reporting that rocks are being thrown through windshields while they are driving...  Now, down in Australia, people are reporting finding needles in their fruit.

Very disturbing news from the land down under. Shoppers are finding needles in produce being purchased at supermarkets.

According to the Queensland Police Drug and Serious Crime group, last year there were 186 reports of needles found in strawberries. Business Insider says needles have, in fact, been discovered in produce throughout the entire country.

This past September, a young boy was arrested for putting sewing needles inside strawberries in New South Wales.

The boy, whose name has not been disclosed because of his age, confessed to putting the sewing needles in strawberries as a prank and is not believed to be the culprit behind other fruit contaminations in the region, according to New South Wales police.

But it's not just strawberries that are being tampered with:  Needles were also found last year in apples, bananas and in mangoes.

"What we’ve seen in this state we believe is the work of copycats and pranksters," Stuart Smith, the acting assistant commissioner of the New South Wales police, said in a press conference.

The most recent victim is a woman named Shams Alsubaiy, who pricked her finger on some grapes that had a needle inside.  Fortunately, she did not eat one before discovering the sabotage.

Do you inspect your food before you handle it or eat it?  

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