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Officer accused of pointing gun at 'House of Screams' character

Off-duty city officer charged with assault in incident involving killer from Texas Chainsaw Massacre movie

By Peter Hermann
Baltimore Sun reporter
4:08 p.m. EDT, October 26, 2009

The haunted house in Essex is billed "The House of Screams," but it was the character of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre killer who ended up frightened when authorities say an off-duty Baltimore police officer pulled his gun and pointed it at the actor during a skit at the Eastpoint Mall.

Baltimore County police officers arrested Southeastern District Sgt. Eric Michael Janik, 36, and charged him early Monday with first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment. He was released on $25,000 bail and suspended by the Baltimore Police Department.

"I've never had anything like this happen to me," said Michael Brian Morrison, a 32-year-old contractor who helps run the privately owned haunted house


Added: Oct-26-2009 Occurred On: Oct-26-2009
By: gregory_peckory
Tags: cop, gun, house of screams, character,
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, United States (load item map)
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