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