A woman says she mistakenly stabbed her friend at a haunted house because she thought her knife was a prop

Nashville Nightmare/FacebookA woman says she was given what she believed was a prop knife at Nashville Nightmare.
  • A woman was unknowingly given a real knife when she attended a Nashville, Tennessee,haunted house with friends.
  • Not realised that it would cause actual damage, she used the knife to stab a friend.
  • “His arm was gushing blood like something out of a horror scene,” Tawnya Greenfield said of the man she stabbed.
  • The haunted house employee who is believed to have given Greenfield the knife has been placed on leave.

On Friday, things took an unwelcome turn for a group of friends who attended a Nashville, Tennessee, haunted house.

Tawnya Greenfield says a person who she believed was Nashville Nightmare employee gave her what she thought was a prop a knife and told her to stab one of her friends with it,Fox 11 News reports.

Greenfield says her friends were playing carnival games when a man who was dressed and speaking “in character” offered her the knife. Believing that it was fake, she said yes and followed the suggestion to stab her friend.

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“Ha, ha gotcha,” Greenfield said as she stabbed her friend, believing the knife was fake.

However, she quickly realised it was not.

“His arm was gushing blood like something out of a horror scene,” Greenfield told Fox 11. Greenfield said she tore a hole in her friend’s shirt and there was “blood squirting from the victim’s left arm.”

Medics were called to the scene and the victim was sent to Skyline Hospital, where his injuries were treated.

In the midst of this, Greenfield said the man who gave her the knife ran away. The man has not been identified, but two other members of her group corroborated her story.

Nashville Nightmare said it also believes the person involved is an employee and they have been placed on leave.

“We have robust safety and security protocols in place, including metal detectors and onsite medical and security staffs. As we have continued to review the information, we believe that an employee was involved in some way, and he has been placed on leave until we can determine his involvement,” a rep for the haunted house said in a statement. “We are going over all of our safety protocols with all of our staff again, as the safety and security of all of our patrons is always our main concern.”

A representative for Nashville Nightmares didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for comment.

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