Toddler Hurt by Razor Blades on Ill. Playground, NFL Player Offers Reward for Information

EAST MOLINE, Ill. (WQAD) – A two-year-old was hurt after razor blades were placed on playground equipment at a park in East Moline, Ill. on Monday.

“They were on the monkey bars, the rock-climbing wall, the fire pole, the bottom of the slide. Just everywhere,” the boy’s mother told WQAD.

“All the razor blades were placed up, so when you grabbed them it would hit their wrists or your hands,” said the boy’s father.

Though the boy did sustain some cuts, he was not seriously injured.

Now, Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde says he’s offering a $1,000 “bounty” to try and find the culprit or culprits.

“Basically, the way I see it, we’ve got a psychopath roaming around the Quad Cities and as a parent, I don’t feel safe for my child.  So, I’m going to do something about it,” Vandervelde said.

Read much more coverage on this crime at our sister station WQAD’s website by clicking here.

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