Razor blades found glued to Illinois playground equipment
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 19:47:40 GMT —
A trip to the playground in East Moline, Illinois turned sinister after someone glued razor blades to the playground equipment.
A 2-year-old suffered cuts to his hands. Now, authorities and parents want to know who would do something so cruel.
Police responded to Millennium Park after reports that the 2-year-old had been cut on his hand. "East Moline parks are safe, but it's just a bad situation, bad instance where somebody, or maybe a group of kids, I don't know who did this, but figured this would be a fun prank to do," said Lt. Brian Foltz.
The boy's father treated him at home and went with police to the park where they say they found and removed about a dozen razor blades glued onto park equipment with a white, putty-like substance.
Parents say they are surprised to see this kind of vandalism. "We just kind of think about them swinging on the swing set or, you know, climbing the monkey bars. Don't really think about razor blades," said Ty Langley, a parent.
Police are still investigating, trying to figure out who left the razor blades.