Everyone's heard of finding a needle in a haystack, but one place you don't expect to uncover one is in your meat.
But that's exactly what some Illinois shoppers discovered after purchasing ground beef and pork products at an East St. Louis Shop 'N Save.
Sixty-eight-year-old Ronald Avers, is accused of hiding sewing needles in the meats simply "for the hell of it."
Customers who found the dangerous surprises in their dinner brought it to the attention of store officials who reviewed surveillance video are were ultimately led them to Ayers.
Thankfully, none of the shoppers was seriously injured, but this news makes us think it could be time to review some safety guidelines when it comes to purchasing prepackaged meats.