A family now have an anxious wait for test results after their toddler found a syringe at a bus stop and put it in his mouth.

Kai Rigby, 18-months-old, was with his mother Francie Jones at a bus stop in Port Kennedy, about 60km south of Perth, on Thursday when he discovered the syringe and popped it in his mouth, shares Daily Mail.

Francie Jones said she ‘grabbed it and threw it’ as soon as she saw the syringe in her son’s mouth.

‘I was mortified, I was pretty angry,’ she told Seven News.

‘A split second later and he would’ve been sucking on it, so I dread to think what he could’ve got from it.’

While she took the syringe from her son as soon as she could, Ms Jones said Kai managed to put it in his mouth before she reached him.

Ms Jones said doctors wanted to test her son for a number of diseases including Hepatitis B, which can lead to serious illness and in some cases, death.


Ms Jones said she was so petrified from the experience, she would never allow Kai to walk barefoot in public again.

She pleaded for people to dispose of their syringes properly, regardless of whether they were used for diabetes or illegal drug use.

‘It could be very dangerous for a little baby, for anyone,’ Ms Jones said.

We hope the tests are all OK!

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  • people who do this are just scum. if you have a reason for using them, well that is your own business, but don’t discard them around like a lazy #$%. Have some small amount of decency about it. Gee! hope the kid’s alright


  • Unless she had a newborn as well she should have had the 18 month old in a stroller.


  • Ohhhh, this poor family. This is an evil of the society we live in and I feel for their anxiety and stress as they wait for test results. We obviously wish people didn’t take drugs, but it disgusts me that syringes are left in such public places.


  • Scary stuff, hope his results come in all clear.


  • Oh dear, I hope he will be ok.


  • A scary experience ! Hope and pray all will turn out to be ok !


  • Personally I found this story quite strange…first she is saying how her 18mth old put a syringe into his mouth then she mentions she will not let him walk barefoot again.
    Sorry but he should have been in a stroller or holding your hand not playing at a bus stop.
    I do pray the results will be negative and this little chap will be ok.


  • Hope all turns out well. Not sure why your little one would be walking by himself at a bus stop – a child that age should be held by his hand at a bus stop where the road [therefore cars are going passed] is to make sure nothing can happen.


  • good luck with the results!


  • Hopefully the results will be negative to any diseases,wishing the family all the best.


  • Somewhere like a bus stop an 18 month old should be in a pram or on a lap just for traffic safety reasons. Certainly close enough that you can see there is a syringe on the ground where they are playing.


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