In the Official Kohl’s Shoplifters’ Handbook there is a passage that requires all certified members to pack hypodermic needles to threaten authorities with when caught.
An alleged robber of a Connecticut Kohl’s threatened to get stabby with a security guard who confronted him. Threatening someone with a needle is disturbing stuff, but not as dangerous as the gun the man claimed to have had earlier.
Xmitter was checking his Thrift Lodge bed for bed bugs when he discovered a bag filled with hypodermic needles. The clerk on duty refused to offer either an apology or a refund, and explained that “you can even find needles [in] 5 star hotels.” When told that this was an inappropriate response, the clerk asked: “Is this a test?”