Haunted House Actor Discards Prop Knife, Accidentally Stabs 11-Year-Old Boy Using Real One

A haunted house actor in Ohio recently decided to discard a prop knife and accidentally stabbed an 11-year-old boy with a real knife, according to reports.

According to a police report from the Berea Police Department, which was provided to Newsweek, the incident occurred on September 18 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, which is located at 164 Eastland Road in Ohio.

The police report said that officers with the Berea Police Department were called to the "7 Floors of Hell" haunted house at around 8:15 p.m. after receiving reports that a boy was stabbed in the foot.

A 22-year-old actor at the attraction was outside scaring people as guests walked toward the entrance of the haunted house. While the actor was outside the haunted house, an 11-year-old boy and his friend approached the entrance. The actor then moved toward the two boys and scraped the ground with a real bowie-style knife to scare them, the police report said.

According to Cleveland.com, the "7 Floors of Hell" haunted house supplied the actors with fake prop knives to scare guests, but this specific actor allegedly decided to use his own real knife that he brought from home. The police report said that after scraping the ground with the knife, the 22-year-old haunted house actor began to stab the ground in an effort to scare the 11-year-old boy and his friend. As the actor was stabbing the ground, he accidentally cut through the 11-year-old boy's "red croc style shoe and cut his left toe," the police report said.

When Berea Police officers arrived at the scene, other haunted house employees were already assisting the boy. Berea Police officers bandaged the 11-year-old boy's wound and were able to put his shoe back on, according to the police report.

The 11-year-old boy's mother was called to the haunted house and when police asked her if she wanted to take her son to the hospital, they refused and instead wanted to continue their experience at the haunted house. After the 11-year-old boy and his mother declined further medical treatment, Berea Police officers spoke with the 22-year-old actor.

According to the police report obtained by Newsweek, while speaking with police, the actor admitted that he had brought the real knife from home and acknowledged that "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."

The knife was confiscated by Berea Police officers, which prompted the actor's mother to call the department, requesting that the knife be returned, the police report said. Police informed the actor's mother that if no charges were filed against her son, the knife would be returned, according to the report.

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An 11-year-old boy was recently accidently stabbed in the foot with a knife by an actor at a haunted house in Ohio. Above, spooky decorations are placed in front of a home in Sierra Madre, California on October 29, 2017, along a street for Halloween. AFP Contributor/Getty