We all hear stories about razor blades in apples or candy around Halloween time. The truth is, this is far fetched and doesn’t happen. But, this really happened.
Less than a week after the first day of spring began bringing children to Quad-City parks, a 2-year-old boy was injured Monday when he was cut by razor blades that had been glued to playground equipment in an East Moline park, police said.
East Moline Police Lt. Brian Foltz said the child suffered a minor laceration to his finger and that his father took him home and treated him there.
12 razor blades were found glued to park equipment. It was only this one location found to be affected after all area parks were checked. Vandalism is a common hazard with parks after hours.
Snopes has seen fit to post an entry on it because many might think it’s another hoax. Make a scan around park areas for deliberate and accidental hazards before allowing children to play.
Expect copy cat crimes.