Philadelphia Eagles football player offers reward to catch razor blade culprit

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EAST MOLINE, Ill. – A Philadelphia Eagles football player is determined to get to the bottom of who booby-trapped a playground with straight-edged razors.

According to WQAD, offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde is offering a $1,000 “bounty” to help find those responsible for gluing a dozen razor blades to playground equipment.

“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.  “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.”


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

Vandervelde said, “I can’t possibly ignore this. To have this creeping into our community is completely unacceptable. It’s not about stepping on the police’s toes. I’m fully confident in them, but anything we can do to speed up the process before whoever did this has a chance to do something horrendous again.”