2-Year-Old Cut by Razor Blades Glued to Playground Equipment (VIDEO)

razor blades playgroundEven if you don't consider yourself a helicopter parent, this news story may make you want to keep a closer eye on your toddler at the park. Police say a 2-year-old was hurt by razor blades glued to playground equipment. I can't even believe I just wrote that sentence. Someone out there is that sick -- sick enough to try and hurt tiny, defenseless children at the playground. But there it is. Here's what we know so far about this incident.

Authorities in East Moline, Illinois say 12 razor blades were found glued to playground equipment in a city park. A 2-year-old suffered a lacerated finger from them, but thankfully it's a minor cut and the child is fine. Police investigated the rest of the playgrounds in the area, and so far it appears this was an isolated incident.

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We have to keep a close eye on toddlers at playgrounds anyway, since they're likely to pick up just about anything and put it in their mouths: Cigarette butts, bits of broken glass, bottle caps, and the list goes on and on. But that's just the junk on the ground.

Horrible razor blades glued to playground equipment aside, this reminds us to be aware of our toddlers' surroundings everywhere, not just on the ground. Hopefully there won't be any copy-cat crimes. Regardless, it's smart to keep an eye out for the little things that can hurt our little ones.

What's the most potentially dangerous thing you or your toddler has ever found on a playground?


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Shandi80 Shandi80

People are so messed up. Thank goodness the kid is ok. 

lalab... lalaboosh



nonmember avatar Bertha

This is creative...

Jacee... Jacee2348

Creative? Really??

kathy... kathynej7142007

People are insane..........Glad this child was okay!

Melissa Hickok

My son picked something off of the ground and as I neared him, I panicked when I realized it was a USED CONDOM. Not as painful as a razor but damn dangerous all the same.

youth... youthfulsoul

Sick people. Hopefully this poor child doesn't catch any diseases. 

Robin Hartman

sick. someone smashed liquor bottles all over the playground by our house one time. it's sad that you have to check the playground before you can let your kids play.

nonmember avatar Emmie

Honestly, I wish these things wouldn't make the news because now it plants the idea in some idiot's head. My kids have luckily never picked up anything dangerous or gross.

Austi... Austinsmommy12

Exactly Emmie! I once did a college paper on copycat crimes and found scary statistics to support that people DO in fact copy crimes they see on the news, in other media, and even on crime shows such as Law and Order, CSI, Bones, etc.

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