Missouri Woman Cut by Razor Blade Under Shopping Cart Handle

A Missouri woman suffered minor injuries when she was cut by a razor blade that was taped to the handle of her shopping cart.

The incident, which occurred at a Wal-Mart store in Festus, MO, happened earlier this week, and while the woman’s injuries were minor, it could have been a lot worse.

“It’s just horrible someone would do that to hurt someone else,” Michelle Patterson told NBC affiliate KSDK in St. Louis.

According to Patterson, she was disinfecting the handle of the shopping cart when she felt a sting.

“I couldn’t believe there was a razor blade,” she said. “It was stuck in there. If I was a little kid, it would’ve sliced their finger open.”

Police told KSDK that the razor blade was likely used by a shoplifter to cut open packaging in the store, rather than as a device to inflict harm on someone, but the incident still prompted a response from the retailer.

“It’s disturbing that someone might try to injure a customer or associate, and we’re grateful no one was seriously hurt,” the retailer said in a statement.

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