O'Keefe Ranch working with North Okanagan RCMP to catch suspects in haunted corn maze attacks
Charlotte Helston - Reporter
A haunted corn maze in Kamloops is pictured in this file photo. (For illustration purposes only).
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October 24, 2016 - 11:42 AM
VERNON - O’Keefe Ranch near Vernon is working with the RCMP after actors at its haunted corn maze were attacked over the weekend.
On Saturday, Oct. 22, volunteer actors were reportedly attacked by a group of patrons going through the maze. Ranch manager Glen Taylor says one woman's hand was broken in a couple places as a result. He says she will not be returning to act in the maze, although her children would like to continue to volunteer.
“Firstly, the ranch would like to assure the public that we will be working closely with the RCMP and with the Crown, and will be bringing all available resources to bear in finding those responsible and ensuring that they are held accountable for their actions,” the ranch said in a media release.
The ranch is taking additional steps to ensure staff, volunteers, and patrons are safe.
“We are a nonprofit society, and depend upon events such as this one to remain operational. While this appears to be an isolated event, the safety of all of the members of our community while they are at the ranch is paramount, and it is something that we treat with the utmost seriousness and importance at all times.”
The ranch adds this type of behaviour is unacceptable.
“They will not be tolerated, and again, in addition to taking further steps to ensure everyone's safety, we will be seeking to ensure that those responsible are held accountable to the fullest extent possible under the law.”
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