Upstate man gets pricked by syringe at local park - FOX Carolina 21

Upstate man gets pricked by syringe at local park

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GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A trip to a public restroom in an upstate park sent a man to the hospital. 

The Simpsonville man says as he grabbed toilet paper he got pricked by something.  It turned out to be a used syringe.  Greenville police think the needle was placed there by a drug user who was trying to hide it.  But as the investigation continues, Don Simica wants parents to be aware.  "I just think it could have been much more serious for parents who send their children in the bathroom alone," said Simica.  

He took a blood test this week and tested negative for HIV and Hepatitis C, but he will need to have follow-up tests for the next year to make sure he didn't contract anything. 

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