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2021-07-21 2:35:13 PM  
Bored teenagers.
 
2021-07-21 2:54:34 PM  
French meth heads.
 
2021-07-21 3:01:31 PM  

wegro: Bored teenagers.


Probably right.  "Cantankerous coot next door" is probably also an acceptable answer.
 
2021-07-21 3:14:37 PM  
Paris closes playground

France surrenders.
 
2021-07-21 3:21:41 PM  
The town is accepting monetary donations, which can be brought to the Town Office.

Well there's your motive.
 
2021-07-21 3:22:11 PM  
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2021-07-21 3:22:16 PM  
Somebody who really needed a screw?
 
2021-07-21 3:22:33 PM  
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2021-07-21 3:22:55 PM  
Karens.

/911: "What's your emergency?"
//Karen: "*Those people* are in the playground again, either you send the police to remove them or I'll find a way to get rid of them myself!"
 
2021-07-21 3:25:00 PM  
Those fasteners are usually star drive  with a security feature as well. For it to be teenagers they must have a dad that is barb repairman and has the ultimate set of tools.

Or they went to harbor freight and bought a security bit set, but teenagers buying that to do petty crime seems like a reach.
 
2021-07-21 3:25:31 PM  

functionisalwaystaken: Those fasteners are usually star drive  with a security feature as well. For it to be teenagers they must have a dad that is barb repairman and has the ultimate set of tools.

Or they went to harbor freight and bought a security bit set, but teenagers buying that to do petty crime seems like a reach.


Barb?   Wtf autocarrot

TV
 
2021-07-21 3:25:58 PM  
Im no police detective but I think they should start looking for guys who have done screw driver crimes in the past.
 
2021-07-21 3:26:38 PM  

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2021-07-21 3:27:10 PM  

wegro: Bored teenagers.


Doubtful.
It's always adults that do stuff like this.
 
2021-07-21 3:27:27 PM  

functionisalwaystaken: functionisalwaystaken: Those fasteners are usually star drive  with a security feature as well. For it to be teenagers they must have a dad that is barb repairman and has the ultimate set of tools.

Or they went to harbor freight and bought a security bit set, but teenagers buying that to do petty crime seems like a reach.

Barb?   Wtf autocarrot

TV


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2021-07-21 3:27:34 PM  
When I was in HS some friends and I went to an amusement park. Whilst on the Ferris Wheel my friend began unscrewing the screws and throwing them down below. It was all we could do not to throw him down as well! Thankfully another friend was able to get the Swiss Army Knife away from him before he could do any real damage. Once safe on the ground I informed the ride operator that we "noticed" some missing screws.

Idiots. Teen boys are idiots.
 
2021-07-21 3:28:01 PM  

functionisalwaystaken: functionisalwaystaken: Those fasteners are usually star drive  with a security feature as well. For it to be teenagers they must have a dad that is barb repairman and has the ultimate set of tools.

Or they went to harbor freight and bought a security bit set, but teenagers buying that to do petty crime seems like a reach.

Barb?   Wtf autocarrot

TV


People still repair tvs?
 
2021-07-21 3:28:01 PM  
Some guy who didn't want to go all the way to Lowe's?

Among the equipment that was meddled with was a gate that was part of a climbing station/slide combo, Dailey said.

When I hear 'meddle' I think teenagers.  Probably with no mystery to solve.
 
2021-07-21 3:28:52 PM  
Someone with a bright future in Republican politics.
 
2021-07-21 3:28:52 PM  
Cardinal Richelieu likely did these things.
 
2021-07-21 3:28:59 PM  
What is wrong with this country?
 
2021-07-21 3:29:08 PM  

Begoggle: wegro: Bored teenagers.

Doubtful.
It's always adults that do stuff like this.


Hahaha. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

/former bored teenager
 
2021-07-21 3:29:26 PM  
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2021-07-21 3:31:24 PM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: Somebody who really needed a screw?


LOL, came here to say this without the sexual connotations. There's a legit possibility; These things are held together with stainless steel nuts and bolts, quite often. That shiat is expensive.

Personally, I think it was someone just trying to be a dick, or even worse, some asshole with malicious intent, wanting to injure kids.
 
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2021-07-21 3:32:05 PM  
We're in the 2020s. Stuff like this is the new normal.
 
2021-07-21 3:32:11 PM  
In one of the towns I used to live in there was a police report about a kid who would go around and loosen the lug nuts on all four wheels of cars.  Not enough to notice if you looked at the car, but enough to cause driving problems.

The kid was obsessed with the image of a car going down the road and all four wheels flying off simultaneously and the car sliding to a halt like in a cartoon.  He could not see how this was not how the real world worked and that someone could get killed.

I expect the same thing here, somebody obsessed with how funny it would be that the first kid to touch the playground equipment would cause the whole thing to collapse, with the kid only being disappointed, not maimed.  Because that's what happens in cartoons.
 
2021-07-21 3:32:55 PM  
You know some jerkoff did this in our neighborhood pool a couple of months ago. Removed all the bolts from the ladders and lights and stuff.  I wonder if there isn't a prank trend going around tik-tok.
 
2021-07-21 3:33:13 PM  
I'm not leaning towards teenagers because modern playgrounds like that generally use tamper-proof torx or allen bolts like this:
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https://www.terraboundsolutions.com/

I suppose teenagers might have the tools, but it's not something most people have lying around.
 
2021-07-21 3:33:43 PM  

runwiz: What is wrong with this country?


TIL that there is a 'Paris' in Oregon. I figured it was 'Paris' Paris, like Eiffel Tower and all that shiat. But nope, it's here n the US. :-(
 
2021-07-21 3:34:30 PM  
Big deal. When I was young, our playgrounds were deathtraps. All metal monkey bars, swings with rusted chain links, metal slides that, on sunny days, were never cooler than 100 degrees, and a sand box that had dog turds and needles in it. I think our parents were trying to kill off the weakest kids.
 
2021-07-21 3:34:53 PM  
Someone took all the bolts? Well, that's just nuts.
 
2021-07-21 3:34:56 PM  

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2021-07-21 3:35:02 PM  
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2021-07-21 3:35:05 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I'm not leaning towards teenagers because modern playgrounds like that generally use tamper-proof torx or allen bolts like this:
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https://www.terraboundsolutions.com/

I suppose teenagers might have the tools, but it's not something most people have lying around.


Hell, good computer tool sets have those, along with about a bazillion that you can buy from Amazon. Teenagers have dads that obsess over buying tools. I wouldn't rule it out just based on that.
 
2021-07-21 3:36:05 PM  
James Brown on The Simpsons
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2021-07-21 3:36:29 PM  
Didn't realize Mitch McConnell took a trip to Maine recently.
 
2021-07-21 3:37:21 PM  

Mikey1969: Rapmaster2000: I'm not leaning towards teenagers because modern playgrounds like that generally use tamper-proof torx or allen bolts like this:
[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 234x215]
https://www.terraboundsolutions.com/

I suppose teenagers might have the tools, but it's not something most people have lying around.

Hell, good computer tool sets have those, along with about a bazillion that you can buy from Amazon. Teenagers have dads that obsess over buying tools. I wouldn't rule it out just based on that.


Agreed.  I have torx drivers that I bought years ago because I owned a Saab.   The Swedes loved those things.  Definitely possible.
 
2021-07-21 3:37:25 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I'm not leaning towards teenagers because modern playgrounds like that generally use tamper-proof torx or allen bolts like this:
[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 234x215]
https://www.terraboundsolutions.com/

I suppose teenagers might have the tools, but it's not something most people have lying around.


Inside job obviously.
 
2021-07-21 3:37:42 PM  
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2021-07-21 3:37:51 PM  
"Fine, et waz moi."

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/hate those existential playgrounds
 
2021-07-21 3:38:17 PM  

The Red Zone: functionisalwaystaken: functionisalwaystaken: Those fasteners are usually star drive  with a security feature as well. For it to be teenagers they must have a dad that is barb repairman and has the ultimate set of tools.

Or they went to harbor freight and bought a security bit set, but teenagers buying that to do petty crime seems like a reach.

Barb?   Wtf autocarrot

TV

People still repair tvs?


Yeah, these days it's either pay through the nose for shipping to the manufacturer and hope it's covered by warranty, or buy a new one. They're banking on the latter, and they're often correct. Planned obsolescence, the wave of the future.
 
2021-07-21 3:38:43 PM  

CFitzsimmons: When I was in HS some friends and I went to an amusement park. Whilst on the Ferris Wheel my friend began unscrewing the screws and throwing them down below. It was all we could do not to throw him down as well! Thankfully another friend was able to get the Swiss Army Knife away from him before he could do any real damage. Once safe on the ground I informed the ride operator that we "noticed" some missing screws.

Idiots. Teen boys are idiots.


That's very uncool. Only a little less uncool is bringing your own pockets-full of nuts and bolts to drop under the rides. But I do appreciate the humor and creativity in that.
 
2021-07-21 3:39:06 PM  

dothemath: Rapmaster2000: I'm not leaning towards teenagers because modern playgrounds like that generally use tamper-proof torx or allen bolts like this:
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https://www.terraboundsolutions.com/

I suppose teenagers might have the tools, but it's not something most people have lying around.

Inside job obviously.


Maybe the parks employees didn't get their bonus.  Maybe the union is negotiating a new contract and they warned that "accidents" might happen.
 
2021-07-21 3:40:03 PM  
Suddenly, I'm feeling better about myself today. Thanks fark.

/They should be forced to eat every piece of hardware they removed and a box of Imodium.
 
2021-07-21 3:43:59 PM  
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2021-07-21 3:45:29 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I'm not leaning towards teenagers because modern playgrounds like that generally use tamper-proof ...


Apparently just tamper-resistant.
 
2021-07-21 3:45:54 PM  
An asshole?

Just a guess.
 
2021-07-21 3:47:12 PM  
These people are like child molesters. Put them on the same lists for child endangerment of any kind, require them to register and put signs in the lawns where they live to warn people. It's no damn different than if they actually diddled kids; in this case worse: potentially many children hurt.
 
2021-07-21 3:47:15 PM  
Those playgrounds often have very nice stainless hardware.
I bet there is a person close by that has a newly repaired dock.
 
2021-07-21 3:48:23 PM  
Are there any Lockheed facilities nearby?

https://www.spaceflightnow.com/news/n​0​410/04noaanreport/

I don't know if it was the N prime incident, but I was told there was one in which the satellite had been bolted down, tests were done, and then someone decided to remove the bolts to use for another satellite

(I might be mixing it up with Ball Aerospace... I remember a civil servant telling me stories about their screwups, too)
 
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