A scarehouse worker cut an 11-year-old boy in the foot with a knife. He walked over to my son, knife in hand. He wanted to scare him – reported the child’s mother. A 22-year-old man was released and charged with manslaughter. The incident took place at one of Ohio’s amusement parks, CNN reports.
The incident occurred on September 18 in the city of Berea, Ohio. One of the actors working in an amusement park, in a spook house called the Seventh Floor of Hell, injured an 11-year-old visiting the attraction. He walked over to my son, knife in hand. He wanted to scare him, but my son told him: “this is not a real knife, I’m not afraid” – reported the boy’s mother, Karen Bednarski.
Then – as she said – the actor began to drag the blade on the ground and hammer it into the floor, trying to scare the boy, and then he ran a knife over the boy’s sandal, injuring his big toe. The town workers immediately took the child to the medical center, where the wound was disinfected and the foot bandaged. The boy’s mother arrived shortly thereafter.
After this incident, they both returned to the haunted house. – I didn’t want to make a scene. I wanted to deal with it in the right way – explained Bednarski, quoted by CNN.
22-year-old released. He heard the accusation
Rodney Geffert, president of Night Scream Entertainment, which owns Hell’s Seventh Floor, assured that the haunted house had “strict rules and regulations” that forbid the actors working there to use real weapons. Only rubber and foam items are allowed.
The man who injured the boy was released, Geffert reported.
“He did something he shouldn’t be doing,” explained the president of Night Scream Entertainment. – We do not tolerate such actions – he added. He assured that despite this incident, the Seventh Floor of Hell was a safe attraction.
Lieutenant Tom Walker of the local police said the 22-year-old had been charged with manslaughter. – I can’t explain why he brought the real knife. Should use a prop or a rubber knife. Obviously, it was a bad idea to bring a real knife to the fairground, Walker commented.
Main photo source: Berea Police