NFL player offers reward to find playground razor blade suspect


EAST MOLINE, IL – An 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.

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