NEW CASTLE, Pa. - A boy was stuck with a hypodermic needle at a New Castle ballpark over the weekend.
The boy’s father told Channel 11 News that his son was stuck with the needle while working as a bat boy for his older brother’s little league team.
“I couldn’t even sleep for the past three days,” father Billy Ray Moore said. “I saw him with the needle. I told him to drop it. He got excited, tried to put the cap back on and pricked his finger.”
The boy’s parents took him to an area hospital, and doctors said all tests came back negative. The scare, however, was one Moore will not forget.
“I’m very upset. I’m very mad. I love my kids. For however did that, it should have never happened at a ballfield,” Moore said.
Moore said he hopes sharing his story will send a message to other parents.
“Teach your kids don’t pick up needles. Don’t pick up anything foreign,” said Moore.
The 8-year-old boy will have to be checked for other diseases over the course of the next six months.