A park in the Chula Vista area of San Diego, California, has been closed due to a shocking find by park-goers and employees. According to Fox-5 San Diego, an overwhelming number of razor blades have been found on the park’s grounds — more than 30 blades to be more specific. Local authorities reportedly insist the act was intentional and that the park has been “booby-trapped” by an unknown suspect, reports NBC San Diego.
According to Patch.com, approximately 24 razor blades were confiscated from the park. It has been reported that a man and his two sons discovered more than 12 box cutter blades while running football drills at the park on Wednesday, July 22. They noted that the shiny, sharp objects were randomly tossed all over the park; some posing more of a threat than others, with blades facing upward in the grass.
Although some were reportedly broken — presumably from the damage of a lawnmower — others could have been potentially dangerous for park-goers. Due to the overwhelming number of blades found within a 100-foot radius, park officials opted to shut the park down.
Following the abrupt closing of the park, employees further examined the grounds with metal detectors in order to locate and retrieve the razors that were still scattered in the area. The discovery process led to the confiscation of more than a dozen other razors being found.
Although the motive for the razor blades is unclear, there have been numerous reports regarding the implementation of razor blades at public parks. As previously reported on Inquisitr, a series of razor blades were found glued to playground equipment in East Moline, Illinois.
The cruel act resulted in numerous accidents where small children were injured. Since this isn’t exactly a new type of crime, San Diego authorities are taking the situation very seriously.
The Chula Vista Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact the department’s Crimes of Violence Unit at (619) 691-5202 or (619) 691-5151.
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