Jagged glass found at playground

The Associated Press
Monday May 06, 2002

MISSION VIEJO — A Mission Viejo park was temporarily closed Sunday after several half-dollar sized pieces of broken glass were found near a child’s slide, officials said. 

The broken glass was found underneath a slide and it’s stairwell about 1:50 p.m. at Crucero Park and may have been placed there intentionally, said Jim Amormino, spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. 

Amormino said the broken glass was found “at exactly the same places” as 17 nails found Friday at William M. Beebe Park, also in Mission Viejo, and 30 razor blades and 30 nails found Thursday at Vista Park in Laguna Niguel. 

It’s unclear if the nails were left in the park by the same people. He said those responsible for placing sharp objects in the parks may have switched to glass from nails to elude metal detectors.