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Updated on December 13, 2013
While visiting your favorite haunted house this season, what’s the best way to make yourself look über-cool when a terrifying monster is coming at you with a fake (but equally terrifying) chainsaw?
The answer is definitely not what Sgt. Eric Michael Janik, 37, of Baltimore did.
A man who helps run “The House of Screams” said that the officer, who apparently also had alcohol on his breath, pulled a loaded .40 caliber Glock out of its holster and pointed it at him.
“He pulled a gun out on me and aimed it at my chest,” Michael Brian, the haunted house worker, told WJZ Channel 13. “It was about three feet away from me.”
According to the Associated Press, Mr. Janik has since been charged with assault and reckless endangerment. He has also been suspended from the Baltimore city police.
Now Mr. Janik’s unbelievably poor judgment is bringing on comparisons of that other infamous gun fail.
“So we’re to assume a fellow officer knew he was armed and had been drinking, yet did nothing about it,” asks David Codrea for Examiner.com. “And we’re to further assume that not collecting actual evidence of intoxication by investigating officers is standard department procedure?”
Perhaps there is something scarier than bogus chainsaw-wielding monsters.