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Man Pinched By Scorpion In Box Of Bananas At South Hills Wal-Mart

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SCOTT TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A man shopping at a Walmart in the South Hills got more than a bargain while shopping for some bananas.

He got a pinch from a scorpion.

The man says a Wal-Mart representative told him even the fruit company was surprised that a scorpion would be able to survive the long journey in a box of bananas.

It happened at the Washington Pike store around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

The man, from the South Hills, didn’t want to be identified.

“Standing there in a state of disbelief, not really believing that a scorpion had just grabbed onto me in Scott Township,” he told KDKA.

The man had his 2-year-old and 3-year-old children in the cart when he reached into the box of bananas and felt a pinch.

“I yanked my arm out and flung it, and this scorpion flopped to the ground,” he said. “I was standing there in disbelief looking and there was another shopper there and people started to converge, and sure enough it was a scorpion.”

The South Hills man threw a lid over and quickly killed it.

He wasn’t seriously injured, but did see a doctor to check it out. The man says the experience has made him think twice before reaching into a box of bananas again.

We reached out to Wal-Mart late Wednesday night for comment, but did not hear back.

The man says Wal-Mart did offer to pay for his medical bills.

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