Second person pricked by discarded needle downtown
It's happened again.
Another Victoria residents has been stuck with a discarded syringe.
It happened Tuesday night as a woman walked her dog in the 700-block Pembroke. When her pet began grabbing at a paper bag that was left beside a garnage can she swiped it away, and felt a stab on her hand. It turns out the bag contained several capped and uncapped syringes. It's believed the woman was not seriously affected -- she was treated in hospital and has been released. Agaiun - whatever the syringe contained is unknown at this point.
VicPd are investigating but say there's no indication the bag was placed there with malicious intent. On Monday a 3 year old was stuck with a needle left behind at the McDonald's in the 900-block of Pandora.
Police are urging those who use needles to learn how to dispose of them safely.