Orlando, Florida — Two Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights scare actors have quit and more are expected to follow, after they were attacked by guests.
According to a police report filed with the Orlando Police Department, William Nunnally, 28 was arrested on October 21, after he punched an actor, and Karla Rondan-Diaz, 32, was arrested on October 23, when she kicked a stilt walker two times which caused him to fall to the ground.
On Monday, police filed a report with the State Attorney’s Office and asked them to file battery charges against Brandon Keaton Brown of Fort Myers. Police say he intentionally kicked an actor in the face while he was passing through the Walking Dead House this past weekend.
Universal released the following statement:
“The safety of our team members and our guests is our most important priority. We have a zero-tolerance policy that can include prosecution of anyone suspected of compromising the safety of our team members,” he said in a statement. “Our scare actors receive special safety training and we staff our event with uniformed law enforcement officers and team members whose role is to keep everyone safe.”
Universal refused to speak about specific incidents involving employees.
Some of the actors are asking that Universal stop selling alcohol. The actors say that alcohol plays a big part in the way they are treated by guests.
Police said that at least two people who were removed from the park after they assaulted actors were heavily intoxicated.
ThemeParkInsider publisher Robert Niles also thinks that Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights should stop serving alcohol. He said alcohol is already banned at Halloween Horror Nights at Universal’s Hollywood park.
Records show that compared to Universal Orlando, the Hollywood park has far less incidents that jeopardize an actor’s safety.
Many of the actors have turned to social media to express their frustration.
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