Ga. family claims someone sprayed poison on boy's slide

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A Georgia family is demanding answers after their home surveillance camera captured what they say is someone spraying poison on their son's toy. (WLS)

A Georgia family is demanding answers after their home surveillance camera captured what they say is someone spraying poison on their son's toy.

Kathleen Petka and her husband Jeff never thought twice about leaving their young son's toys in front of their Cobb County house, reports WSB.

"You think you can leave your kids toys out and they'd be safe," said Kathleen Petka.

But after they found a substance on their 2-and-a-half year old's son slide, they believe someone left poison on it.

"He can get sick and you'd have no idea that he's been poisoned or something," said Jeff Petka.

Surveillance video the family gave to Cobb County police shows someone at the slide early Thursday morning. The person stands in front of it, reaches into a pocket, and appears to leave something on it.

"It's just a sick person. I have no idea," said Jeff Petka.

The suspect's shoes may have had traces of the poison on them because the footprints left behind killed the grass.

"For something to basically almost burn the kill the grass that quick would have to be some sort of poisonous substance," said Jeff Petka.

Neighbors in the quiet community have shared information on social media and are taking steps to stay vigilant.

"Our next door neighbors they bought cameras but they just haven't installed them so they're going to install their cameras," said Kathleen Petka.

Now the family says while Cobb County police investigate they'll be keeping their toys inside.

"I couldn't sleep last night. I was so concerned. You know, why would someone target a child's toy?" Kathleen Petka said.

The family says no other neighbors have reported any incident similar to theirs. They believe they were randomly targeted.
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