South Florida woman finds razor blade in handle of Walmart cart

Faith Ferels thankful cut was minor, believes someone put it there on purpose

By Tim Swift - Local10.com Digital Editor, Terrell Forney - Reporter

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - A South Florida woman said she cut herself on a razor blade embedded in the handle of her shopping cart while shopping this weekend at a Walmart store in Coral Springs.

Faith Ferels said she didn't think the blade was in the cart when she first grabbed it Sunday from the front of the store in the 3800 block of Turtle Creek Drive.

But while looking for juice in one aisle with her 10-year-old daughter, she grabbed the cart and touched the blade.

"Then when I saw it, I said, 'This can't be real,'" Ferels said.

Ferels said she doesn't whether someone placed the blade inside the handle while she was away from the cart, but the thought disturbs her.

"Why else would there be a blade on a handlebar if not to purposely cause damage to someone (or) something?" she said.

Ferels said she went to the customer service desk and spoke with two managers. The employees took a photo of the cart and gave her a bandage, Ferels said.

She said the managers could have done more to address the situation.

"They didn't take it serious," Ferels said. "I thought, you know, there's always a cop car outside of there, that they would have called a police officer, security, someone to look and try to find how it happened."

She hopes video from the store's security cameras will shed light on what exactly happened.

Ferels said the cut was minor and is thankful her children weren't hurt.

She said no one from Walmart has contacted her since the incident.

Walmart said it is investigating the incident and is regularly inspecting carts at the Coral Springs store.

"It's disturbing that someone would purposely try to injure a customer or associate," Casey Staheli, a spokesman for Walmart, said in a statement to Local 10 News. "We take this matter seriously."

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