An investigation is underway at a hotel in Aberdeen, Wash., after a little girl was stuck with a syringe that had been left in her hotel bed, KOMO News reported.
According to the station, Emily Smith was crawling into her bed at Guest House Inn and Suites when the syringe pierced through the mattress and stuck her right heel.
The needle, which was caked in dried blood, was found along with other disturbing items under the mattress, including plastic bags and bloody bandages, according to Emily’s mother. The family is demanding answers from the hotel as well as trying to understand what risks Emily now faces.
“Our main concern is HIV disease and hepatitis B or C,” Emily’s mother, Angie Smith, told KOMO News.
The family, who had been in town for Emily’s fast-pitch tournament, was angry to find that the hotel had still charged them for the room despite the incident. However, the hotel told KOMO News that they considered the incident a “horrible situation,” and once a police investigation is able to determine how the syringe got under the mattress, they intend to refund the Smith family.