Philadelphia Eagles player offers bounty to find playground razor sicko

Posted: 6:43 PM, Mar 26, 2014
Updated: 2014-03-26 18:50:36-04

Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde says he’s offering a $1,000 “bounty” to try and find the culprit or culprits who glued a dozen razor blades to playground equipment at an East Moline, Illinois playground.


Razor blades taped to playground equipment photo shared by Nicole LeAnn via Facebook

Vandervelde lives in nearby Davenport, Iowa.

“It’s just outrageous, having a son now. I can’t imagine a situation where my child had been cut by those razor blades.” Vandervelde said.

Razor park

“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,” Vandervelde said.

The former Hawkeye football standout is the father of a 15-month-old boy.

“I’m putting down $1,000 cash for the person who brings us information or identifies the person who put razor blades in the park,” he said.

Quad Cities Crime Stoppers is also offering a $1,000 reward.

Quad Cities Crime Stoppers is also offering a $1,000 reward.

A two-year-old Moline boy cut his hand on one of the blades  attached to the monkey bars. He is doing fine, but it could have been much worse.

“There’s a sicko out there and the sooner we get him caught, the better,” Vandervelde said.