After his little girl was terrorized by a Six Flags character in a Halloween costume, a father has filed a $30,000 lawsuit against the company. According to The Consumerist, the dad and his daughter attended last year’s Fright Fest at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois when the incident took place. The lawsuit states that the stunt went too far, causing his offspring all sorts of turmoil in the process. Now, it would seem, he wants compensation.
Specifically, here’s how the scene played out: Marian Pieczonka and his daughter Natalie were visiting the park when the actor popped out of a neary Port-a-Potty armed with a water gun. Horrified, the little girl attempted to escape her tormentor, only to discover that the scary individual was hot on her heels. At some point during the chase, Natalie tripped and hit the ground, resulting in a few minor scrapes and bruises.
Although the company will not officially comment on the pending lawsuit, spokesperson Kathryn Enrique explained that the parks always have their patrons’ best interest at heart. “However, I can assure you that the safety and well-being of our guests and employees is our top priority,” she explained to the Chicago Sun-Times.
If Natalie was terrified by the characters on-display at last year’s Fright Fest, she might want to stay far away from the company’s 2012 offering. According to Complex Magazine, Six Flags is teaming up with Capcom to produce a Resident Evil-themed attraction for this year’s Fright Fest Halloween celebration. The event will be available to horror-loving masses at any of Six Flags’ numerous locations across the United States.
Those who decide to attend this year’s Fright Fest at Six Flags may want to take precautions when venturing about the park. Wear comfortable shoes, watch out for obstructions, and beware of strange characters hiding out inside the portable toilets.