Second razor blade found on shopping cart handle at Missouri Walmart

Raymond Strickland

FESTUS, Mo. (KSDK) - Walmart confirms a second razor blade was found in a shopping cart at a suburban St. Louis location. It’s the second time a razor was found at the Festus Walmart location in a week.

Shoppers are asking why?

"It's unthinkable that people would actually do something like that," said Jay Watz, a St. Louis resident visiting the Walmart in Festus. "It could have easily been me. "

Stephanie Rudolph said she is being cautious when she looks for a grocery cart.

"Going in today, I did kind of gently feel underneath making sure I didn't cut myself,” she told NBC station KSDK.

Rudolph said checking carts no matter where she shops is going to become a part of her routine.

"Now, going forward I’m going to have to look at every shopping cart, especially ones I’m going to put my son in, Rudolph said.

On Sunday, a woman was nicked by a razor blade hidden in the handlebar of a shopping cart.

It’s believed criminals are using the razor blade not to hurt someone, but to shoplift by cutting off tags or opening packages.

Walmart said the company is happy to know their staff found the razor blade before anyone is injured. The company adds they are reviewing surveillance, but it is still unclear who may have done this.

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