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Haunted house actor accidentally stabs 11-year-old in Berea

Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 11:03 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2021 at 6:31 PM EDT
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BEREA, Ohio (WOIO) - An 11-year-old boy was stabbed at the haunted house attraction at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds on Saturday, Sept. 18.

Berea police were called out to the 7 Floors of Hell for a boy stabbed in the foot around 8:15 p.m.

According to the victim and a family friend who was him, when they arrived, they were approached by one of the roaming outside actors who was using a large bowie knife as a prop to try and scare people.

The actor then allegedly scraped the knife on the ground and began to stab the area near them, accidentally cutting through the victim’s croc-style shoe.

The boy’s left toe was cut.

An 11-year-old boy was accidentally stabbed at the 7 Floors of Hell at the Cuyahoga County...
An 11-year-old boy was accidentally stabbed at the 7 Floors of Hell at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds.((Source: Berea police))

Staff members immediately rendered first aid and further medical attention was refused.

The 11-year-old Brook Park boy then finished visiting the haunted house attraction.

Berea police confiscated the bowie knife from the 22-year-old actor.

A haunted house actor used a real knife instead of a prop knife.
A haunted house actor used a real knife instead of a prop knife.((Source: Berea police))

The Middleburg Heights man told police he brought the real knife from home, instead of using a prop knife.

According to the police report, he admitted “using the knife was not a good idea and that the injury was an accident and he had no intention of hurting anyone with it.”

Berea police said the incident remains under investigation.

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