As if we are not scared enough to go inside a haunted house. The chainsaw man was always the scariest part of the haunted house for me and in this case it was fatal. Seven people are dead after a chainsaw attack by a 26-yr old man on the haunted house grand opening night. See the video below but warning it is graphic.
He pushed his way through the ticket handlers at the front door and ran through a crowd of people. Witnesses say at first they thought it was part of the show.
“I’ve been to this haunted house before, actually last year,” said one eyewitness. They had people throughout the haunted house with fake chainsaws. So when I saw it, I got scared, but never thought it was real until he attacked the first victim.”
Police say Ortega sawed through 7 attendees inside the haunted house, before fleeing the scene. The video shows him entering, but it also shows him exiting. In the end, you see a crowd of people overtake him and tackle him to the ground. Fortunately, none of the people that stopped him were injured.
There could be a trend going on right now in Haunted houses across the nation as this is not the only occurrence. There were 5 other attacks at opening night haunted houses very similar to this one in the cities of Stockton, California, Las Vegas, Nevada, Atlanta, Georgia, Phoenix, Arizona and Houston, Texas.
Authorities say they are concerned that this may be gang-related. Possibly gang initiation type activity. However, it is still too early for them to confirm this theory. Police have asked workers and owners of these haunted houses, to be on high alert in the month of October. Will you still be going to a Haunted House this year?