An actor at a haunted house accidentally stabbed an 11-year-old boy, police said. https://t.co/bL0HdWjS5G
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The incident happened at the 7 Floors of Hell Haunted House at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, Ohio.
According to police, Christopher Pogozelski, 22, was among several haunted house employees working at the attraction that night, attempting to scare people walking in.
When Frank Bednarski approached the haunted house with his sister and a friend, Pogozelski ‘scraped the knife on the ground in front of them and began to stab at the ground’ near the boy’s feet.
The knife reportedly went through Bednarski’s red Croc-style shoe and cut his left toe.
His toe was bleeding slightly when police arrived. Staff applied first aid to Bednarski, and his mother, Karen, was called.
Karen told WEWS her son went to the 7 Floors of Hell haunted house that night with his sister and family friends with hopes of having some good, scary fun.
She said things quickly turned scary when Pogozelski approached her son.
‘He walked up to my son, and he was holding the knife, and his intentions were to scare him, but my son responded to him by saying, ‘That’s fake. I’m not scared,’ said Bednarski.
Karen told reporters she was also upset and how staff responded afterward the incident.
‘They just kept saying accidents happen, accidents happen,’ said Bednarski.
The 22-year-old actor from Middleburg Heights told police he brought the knife from home, even though the haunted house provides actors with fake props.
Police say the man admitted to officers that it ‘was not a good idea’ after they confiscated the knife
He also said he ‘had no intention of hurting anyone with it.’
When asked if she wanted to take her son to the hospital, Karen declined because her son wanted to continue going through the haunted house.
B) Can we start talking about this kid finishing the haunted house experience AFTER getting stabbed?
That’s urban legend shit.
“Oh yeah, there was this kid back in 2021 who, during a pandemic mind you, was fucken STABBED in a haunted house experience at the town fair…AND KEPT GOING through the haunted house BECAUSE HE WANTED TOO!”
Stabbed is a little strong, though.
Yeah, it’s a big knife but unless the haunted house actor was legally blind it looks like a small cut that needs a bandaid. This kid’s mom also needs to teach her kid how to cut his toenails.
Pro Tip for all of you haunted house ‘actors’: Don’t bring your prized bowie knife to work to swing around at kids and adults who are already shitting their pants. Sure, it’s cool to own a knife meant for skinning dear and killing people. That’s what world-famous knife fighter James Black made it for. Killing people faster. It’s paper-thin and super sturdy – meant to go through a sternum or slice a man’s throat. They’re probably not for play-acting in a fairground haunted-house experience with 11-year-olds.
Sweet knife tho bro.