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EAST MOLINE, IL - A NFL player is offering a $1,000 bounty to catch the person who glued a dozen razor blades to playground equipment at a public park in Illinois.

Julian Vandervelde plays offensive lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles. His 15-month-old son wasn't injured by the razor blades found attached to the playground equipment. When he found out that a two-year-old boy cut his finger on a hidden blade on the monkey bars he decided to put up his own cash. He is putting up a $1,000 reward to find out who did it.

"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." said Julian Vandervelde.

Crime stoppers is also offering a $1,000 reward. Police say they've received a few calls and are investigating the possible leads.

6 comments

  • Myssi Toad

    Odds are this is a 13 year old kid who was “just kidding”. I’d watch for a group of boys who are too old to hang out on a baby swing but hanging at the park anyway. Kids these days are just let to roam the streets. It’s sad.

  • KRAFTIG

    You tell me,I’m 67yrs old and this type of thing never happened where I grew up, what is wrong with the thinking ? Have we lost all sense of decency. Why would anyone want to harm a child like this ?

  • ByeByeToTheRite

    $1,000? Whew, he’s really DETERMINED!

    That must have been how much change he had in his pocket at the time, in between shopping for the black Lincoln and the 30ct. diamond gold chain necklace.

    But at least it’s good SOMEBODY is doing SOMETHING. Yeah, this is weird, and yeah, I’ve never heard of anything like that when I was younger, except for razor blades in candy at Halloween. I recall when they caught some psycho doing that many years ago, they really threw the book at him – I think he got six months probation. They save the big sentences for drug and alcohol offenders, men with pics of naked 16-year-old girls on their computers, and poor blacks. You know, the serious moral issues based on religious and racists hangups.

    Real crimes that actually hurt people, however, aren’t addressed. Probably because they are usually caused by the same people with the religious and racist hangups!

    • Steven Sweeney

      Bye Bye this man is not a superstar player, he probably makes the league minimum.At least he’s trying to help.What are YOU doing besides running your mouth? As far as your legal references, 16 year olds are considered child porn and should be punished. “Poor Blacks” like the ones who gunned down that 11 yr old in his own home and regularly do drive bys should face life without parole or even execution.You, like other Liberals, have a problem with personal responsibility, which is why you defend our dog eating dictator and his cronies..You blast the NRA, but ignore fast and furious as well as Senator Yee another gun control freak that got busted selling illegal guns to crime families.Show some consistency in your inaccurate rants, they are just getting way to ridiculous, even for a liberal..

  • Stephanie

    I’m so sick of hearing about all these evil disgusting human beings who think and get a kick out of hurting kids. Lately kids have been victims and I’m just so disgusted with the world. People like that just deserve to have cement blocks chained to their feet and thrown in the river or better yet hung. People stop taking violent actions on people your a coward to kill or hurt a child and may you test in hell and have a horrible death. I’m not trying to be dramatic bit it bothers me to hear lately all these children being kidnapped, killed, sexual abused etc. STOP!

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