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From the Slope: “Disturbing Incident at Ninth Street Playground”

August 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Park Slope Parents Mailbag bring news of a “Disturbing Incident at Ninth Street Playground,” where reports of various things originate from time to time. It is about a report from a babysitter “very upset about an incident” at the playground:

It involved a 12-18 month old boy who was wearing only a diaper and sandals and had been playing in the fountains. He appeared lost and approached a mom crying. Apparently the boy’s caregiver appeared after a 30+ minute search for her.

We’ve heard of worse, but perhaps someone wasn’t doing her job?

Tags: Park Slope

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sam // Aug 5, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Maybe she had really bad diarrhea and was in the bathroom?

  • 2 Gina // Aug 5, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    A friend of mine was actually on the playground and apparently it was pretty scary. Police were called when there was no adult claiming the kid for almost 45 minutes. Not the typical “not doing her job” thing from what I heard. Looked like the kid could have ended up on the cover of the NYPost. Hope if/when I have kids that never happens to me.