How to safely dispose of golf bags and kitchen slacks
It was just a couple of months ago that the family of a 7-year-old boy in Georgia found the contents of a plastic shopping bag inside a cardboard box on the floor of their bedroom.
The boy’s mother called the police and an officer who found the bag was shocked to find it full of toys and his brother’s school bag inside.
The officer opened the box and found a pair of golf balls, a golf bag, a baseball cap and a pair, two baseball bats.
The bag also contained several pairs of gloves and a small set of earmuffs.
The child’s father said he did not want to put any more toys into the box.
The department has since taken the golf bag and golf bag-related items and sent them to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to help clean up.
The sheriff’s office in Atlanta said in a statement Monday that the department is still working to determine whether there was a link between the boy’s discovery and the plastic bags that were found on the ground.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is also investigating.
The agency said in its statement that “the safety of all people is of the utmost importance to us and we are conducting an independent investigation.”
A spokesperson for the Department of Transportation said it is looking into the matter.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.