Police are looking for information on who placed razor blades in the playground of a park in East Moline, Illinois, after a 2-year-old was cut by them.
Madden Jenks was at Millennium Park with his parents, pretending to be a big boy on the monkey bars. The first indication that all wasn’t right was when Madden cried, “Ouch!” and his dad took him down from his shoulders.
“He started bleeding, and we looked, and they were everywhere; the razor blades were everywhere,” Madden’s mom, Sally Jenks, told WQAD. "They were on the monkey bars, the rock-climbing wall, the fire pole, the bottom of the slide -- just everywhere."
“All the razor blades were placed up, so when you grabbed them it would hit their wrists or your hands,” Madden’s dad, Jayson Kenney, said.
Madden said it felt like his finger had been “cracked open.”
“It’s pretty sick; psychotic,” Jayson said. “Luckily, it wasn’t deeper. He wasn’t old enough to put his weight on the monkey bars. What if he didn’t cut his hand and he slit his wrist?”
“I don’t know why they would think about hurting children,” Sally said. "Why would that be something to come into your mind, to put razor blades at a children’s park?"
Although Madden’s cut bled badly, it was healing well the following day.
“I was so upset,” Sally said. "It could have been horrible. It could have sliced his hand open completely, if he was older and he was really swinging on the monkey bars and grabbed it. He was just lightly touching it. If he was older, it would have mutilated his hand."
The police took fingerprints from the park and appointed an officer to lead the investigation into who was behind the plot.