Scorpion stings employee at NC Harris Teeter

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RALEIGH, N.C. -- A Harris Teeter employee called 911 on Wednesday when they were stung by a scorpion.

The worker was reportedly near the bananas when the scorpion attacked, WRAL reports.

Harris Teeter spokeswoman Danna Robinson said the company is investigating the incident.

"Harris Teeter deeply regrets this unfortunate, rare incident occurred in our store today," she said, according to WRAL. "We are thankful our store management team acted quickly to seek medical attention for our valued associate. We are staying in close contact with our associate as well as conducting a thorough investigation to determine how the scorpion came to be inside the store and explore ways to prevent this from happening again."

The scorpion is believed to have come to North Carolina from imported produce, but the exact reason for its appearance is unknown.

Wake County Emergency Medical Services treated the employee's sting and the victim is expected to be fine.