It takes a special kind of jerk to steal from a playground, but that's exactly what happened in one Central New York town.

Representatives from the Town of Schuyler discovered this week that vandals had stolen the aluminum bleachers from the Wood Lane playground. The bleachers were installed in approximately 2002, for a cost of around $4,000. The theft occurred sometime before February 15, 2018.

This is why we can't have nice things. What kind of jerk steals from a kids' playground?

The Town is asking that anyone with any information, please contact the NYS Police.

In the comments on their Facebook post, people suggest that the aluminum may have been scrapped for cash. According to NYS law, individuals must show ID when bringing material to sell for scrap.