Second Incident at North Idaho Scarywood Injures Another 'Ghost'

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For the second time in as many years, things have gotten out of hand at Scarywood in northern Idaho.

During the 2013 Halloween season, a male visitor spotted what he thought to be a stuffed doll crouched behind a box and he punched the "doll" in the face. But the doll was actually an actress.

"What the hell, man," she said after getting punched several times in the forehead, according to a police report.

"Wow, I thought you were a thing," responded the man.

Meanwhile, the actress had a "half-dollar-size lump, which was darkening in color" after taking off her makeup. 

And now, the Coeur d'Alene Press is reporting that another visitor at the park punched a female actor on Oct. 23, when she jumped from the shadows and "spooked him." 

"Our cast member was struck as a reaction of a guest being scared," said a park spokesman. "Thankfully, she didn't receive any serious injuries." The Scarywood representative said the matter was "promptly handled by park security."   

The man later told the Kootenai County Sheriff's Office that he "flung his hands up, accidentally striking an actor," and apologized for his actions. But the female actor said she wanted to press charges and Scarywood security removed the man from the park.