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Poison found on child's toy slide in Georgia front yard

Kathleen Petka said a poison of some sort was put on her son's slide during the night. (Source: WSB via CNN) Kathleen Petka said a poison of some sort was put on her son's slide during the night. (Source: WSB via CNN)

COBB COUNTY, GA (WSB/CNN) - Kathleen Petka and her husband, Jeff, never thought twice about leaving their young son's toys in front of their house at night.

But that was before they found what they think is poison on his slide.

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

Video from the family's surveillance camera shows someone walking up to the slide during the night. It appears they reach into a pocket and leave something behind.

Whatever it was, footprints left behind killed the grass, so there may be traces of the poison on the suspect's shoes.

"He can get sick and you'd have no idea that he's been poisoned or something," Jeff Petka said. "For something to kill the grass that quick would have to be some sort of poisonous substance. It's just a sick person."

Neighbors have shared the information on social media and are taking steps to make sure it isn't repeated.

"Our next door neighbor bought camera, but they just haven't installed, so they're going to install their cameras," Kathleen Petka said. "I couldn't sleep, I was so concerned. You know," why would someone target a child's toy?"

The Petkas said no other neighbors reported any incident similar to them, and they believe they were randomly targeted.

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