Off duty cop charged for pulling his gun in haunted house

October 28th, 2009 - 1:17 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Baltimore, Oct 27 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Baltimore city police officer Sgt. Eric Janik, was charged after he pulled a gun on a haunted house employee at the end of his act, authorities said Monday.

“The thirty-seven year old Sgt. Eric Janik, was charged with assault and reckless endangerment of life for pointing his service handgun at the worker, who was dressed as Leatherface, the killer from “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” Baltimore County police said.

“The employee, Mike Morrison, followed Janik and several other people up a staircase Sunday night at the end of the haunted house tour in a bid to get “one last scream” out of them”, police said.

When the group left for the parking lot, Eric Janik pulled out his gun and pointed it at haunted house employee Morrison from quite near, according to police and Morrison, was scared and he dropped the chainless chain saw, put his hands up and backed away.

“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 and played the part of “Leatherface.”"I started shaking pretty bad,” he told The Associated Press.

Another employee of the House of Screams called the police.”When asked if he had at any time pulled his handgun out of its holster for any reason while attending the haunted house, Defendant Janik stated ‘no,’” the police report says. Instead Janik told the officer that his daughter “may have pulled on his shirt and accidentally showed it.”

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