29 Oct 2009
Baltimore city cop points gun at haunted house actor
ESSEX, Md. ---- An off duty Baltimore city police officer was charged with assault and reckless endangerment after pointing his service handgun at a chain-saw-wielding actor inside a haunted house on Monday.
Haunted house employee, Mike Morrison, told police, he followed Sgt. Eric Janik, 37, his daughter and four other people, up a staircase Sunday night at the end of a tour in an effort to get "one last scream" out of them.
When Janik and his 9-year-old daughter exited into the parking lot, Janik pulled his gun and pointed at Morrison who was dressed like the character from the Texas Chainsaw massacre. Morrison told police that Janik was less then 10 feet away when he pointed the gun toward his chest. He said he dropped the chainsaw raised his hands and backed away.
Only then did Janik identify himself as a police officer said Morrison who retreated back into the building.
Morrison told the Associated Press that he began to shake pretty bad.
Another employee who worked at the House of screams called police. Read More