Peanut Butter Playground Surprise

Friday, July 23, 2010 - 9:55am

Vandals smear camp playground with peanut butter and chicken feet; allergies keep kids away.

A playground prank has some Loudoun County, Virginia parents fuming.

Someone coated swings, monkey bars and slides at the Hillside Park playground with peanut butter.

The lid to a jar of Jif was found nearby.

Word traveled fast through the community Monday morning, and the Broadlands Homeowners Association cleaned up the mess right away and made another creepy discovery inside a pedestrian tunnel near the playground.

The vandals had hung four chicken feet, like those sold in specialty grocery stores.

It may have been intended as a harmless prank, but peanut butter can be dangerous for children with peanut allergies.

For an allergic child, just touching peanut butter can cause a severe reaction.

In what might be related vandalism at a nearby school, more than a half dozen signs were uprooted and placed in the street as a sort of obstacle course.
 

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