Boy, 11, Arrested For Shocking 'Razor Slide' Prank
A 6-year-old boy needed 30 stitches to close the wound on his rear end after he went down a playground slide in Pleasant Valley, N.Y., not knowing someone had rigged it with a box cutter blade.
It's supposed to be a safe haven for kids, but what happened on a Dutchess County playground is sick and shocking. A 6-year-old boy was injured going down a slide -- after it was rigged with a razor blade. Now an 11-year-old boy is under arrest. "I slid down the slide; I felt something stinging," 6-year-old Sean Yambo said. When Sean tells the painful story of his slide and slice, it makes people angry. This kid, who should not know any pain, suffered an excruciating gash on his behind after a blade from a box cutter was deliberately wedged into a crack in a slide at this apartment complex playground.
Sean's father said he watched as investigators removed the slide, taking it in as evidence, and he was relieved a suspect was quickly identified. Investigators said it was a boy, only 11 years old, who lives nearby and who had vandalized the same playground before.