Man, 20, claims he was assaulted twice at Fayette Co. haunted farm attraction



SMITHFIELD, Pa. - A 20-year-old Fayette County man filed a police report after he said he was assaulted twice at a Halloween-themed attraction over the weekend.

Joshua Detrick said he was at Fright Farm in Smithfield, Fayette County, Saturday night when one of the actors punched him in the face.

According to Detrick, when he went to complain to the owners, he was brushed off and injured by a security guard.

"As I was walking over, he told one of his security guards to get me out of there. He grabbed me, so I pushed him to the side. Then he grabbed me from behind, pulled me down to the ground and fell on top of me," Detrick said.

Detrick told Channel 11 News that he's been going to the attraction since he was in middle school, sometimes as much as three times per week.

Detrick said he sprained his ankle and is now using crutches.

"He was here to have fun, and he got assaulted. He tried to do the right thing and then got assaulted a second time," Detrick's aunt, Jana Detrick, said.

The president of Rich Farms, which operates the attraction, didn't want to go on camera, but said they always try to run a safe event for kids and families. He said he's sorry about the incident, and he's willing to work with the Detrick family to straighten it out.