What Kind of Sick Freak Does This to a Playground?

Gabi Caballero, Concerned Citizen

Millennium Park in East Moline, Illinois was a gruesome scene last week, with straight-edge razor blades glued to several pieces of playground equipment which many children play on.

According to the original report by WQAD, an ABC TV news affiliate on the Iowa-Illinois border known as the “Quad City” region, the father of the child said he heard him say “Ouch,” and when he and  his wife looked around, he saw the razors all over the park.

The two year old boy was playing on the monkey bars and received a minor laceration to his hand. “It’s pretty sick. Psychotic. Luckily, it wasn’t deeper. He wasn’t old enough to put his weight on the monkey bars,” Jason Kenney, the boy’s dad, reportedly said. “What if he didn’t cut his hand and he slit his wrist?”

The young boy’s father told the police that the blades were facing upwards in a fashion that could cut a child’s hands or wrists.

When the Moline Police went back with the boy’s father, the found roughly a dozen razors on the fire pole, monkey bars, and bottom of the slide. They also found a white putty-like substance that was used as glue for the razors. The razors were removed from the playground, however, authorities are not sure how long the razors were in place on the equipment.  Forensic personnel have taken fingerprints from the the playground, but being a public park, and outdoors, this may not provide much in the way of immediate leads.

It may be a stretch, but this action does actually meet the definition of an act of terrorism.

Authorities in Moline say that they haven’t found any razors in any of the other city parks.