March 4, 2009

Man finds teeth in Wal-Mart wallet

Police in Massachusetts said a man who was wallet-shopping at a Wal-Mart discovered 10 human teeth inside one of the billfolds he was considering.

Investigators said the man found the adult teeth, one of which had a filling, at about 9:58 p.m. at the Falmouth store and turned the unusual discovery over to Wal-Mart employees, The Standard Times, New Bedford, Mass., reported Wednesday.

We're not aware of anything like this happening in the past and we believe this to be an isolated incident, Wal-Mart spokeswoman Ashley Hardie said. She said the store contacted police and is also carrying out its own investigation.

Police said they are hoping the customer, who left the store without giving his name, will come forward and answer some questions about his discovery. They said the teeth cannot be identified by DNA because there was no blood or gum tissue with them in the wallet.