Off-Duty Cop Points Gun At Haunted House Actor

Confronted with a fake killer, a Baltimore police officer is accused of pulling a real gun. Sgt. Eric Janik toured a haunted house Sunday, and at the end he encountered one more nightmare. A man playing the killer from The Texas Chainsaw Massacre approached with a saw. It had no chain, but officials say Janik pulled his gun. The officer is charged with assault and reckless endangerment.

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Confronted with a fake killer, a Baltimore police officer pulled a real gun. Sergeant Eric Janik toured a haunted house Sunday night. At the end, he encountered one more nightmare: A man playing the killer from "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" approached with a saw, which had no chain, but the cop pulled his gun. And the officer is now accused of overreacting toward the worker, who said he was just trying to get one last scream.

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