Lawsuit Filed in Montgomery Road Haunted House Incident
Oct 22, 2014 01:29PM ● Published by Steven Jack
According to a report in the Daily Herald, Regina Janito of Montgomery is seeking unspecified damages for emotional distress, assault and negligence after Robert Keller, 23, of Algonquin allegedly battered her 17-year-old daughter and made repeated lewd comments to the girl and Janito.
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The incident occurred at about 8 p.m. Oct. 11 in the parking lot of The Massacre Haunted House at 299 Montgomery Road in Montgomery.
It began when Janito and two of her children and two of their friends arrived at the haunted house and were approached by Keller and another man dressed as clowns allegedly carrying sex toys. Keller, who was a volunteer at the haunted house, allegedly poked the 17-year-old girl with one of the toys while the other unnamed clown allegedly simulated sexual acts.
The group left the area without entering the haunted house and filed a report with Montgomery Police. Police returned a short time later and arrested Keller. He has been charged with battery and disorderly conduct, according to Montgomery Police.
The haunted house operators have not commented specifically on the incident, but general manager Nic Miele did release the following statement last week:
“We make every effort to ensure our Halloween experience is as safe and as scary as possible. We abide by all regulations, take all allegations of misconduct seriously, and are cooperating with police. All the while, we are committed to continuing our Halloween tradition of fear and fright for many years to come. For a decade, we have entertained over 100,000 patrons in suburban Chicago without incident and are recognized as the #1 Haunted House in Illinois.”