View Full Version : This is something you better look into next year...

04-06-2008, 04:14 PM
We've discussed this before but this is something al haunts had better think about going forward!

Read on...

http://blogs.kansascity.com/crime_scene/2008/01/man-who-dressed.html (mhtml:{EF635B1C-3C5D-4B64-82DF-B83C7E82CF5F}mid://00000317/!x-usc:http://blogs.kansascity.com/crime_scene/2008/01/man-who-dressed.html)

04-06-2008, 04:19 PM
i clicked the link and cound not get anything to pop up is it just me?

04-06-2008, 04:24 PM
It worked for me... copy the URL and paste it into your browser see if that works.


04-06-2008, 04:25 PM
i clicked the link and cound not get anything to pop up is it just me?

Nope, didn't work for me either. Had to go the website http://blogs.kansascity.com from google, once on the page typed in man-who-dressed and article came up.

Title reads Man who dressed as "Grinch" and "Beetlejuice" accused of molestation, child porn Friday, January 04, 2008

Hope that helps you locate the article

Haunted Illinois
04-06-2008, 05:26 PM

04-06-2008, 05:30 PM
i clicked the link and cound not get anything to pop up is it just me?

I just copied and pasted the text into my address bar; works for me.

This article is quite troubling. Dr. Pain's has an actor in Beetlejuice attire. He's a well known character of the haunt; to those who work there and those who walk throught it. But before anyone asks, "Is that the same guy?" I wish to say no, they're not the same person.

I hope this news doesn't cause problems for our actor.

Karl Fields
04-06-2008, 05:47 PM
Boy, that KC haunt is really taking a hit with negative publicity this year. That sucks.

On the same note, we run a Registered Sex Offender search on all our new crew members and have never had anything come up. But even taking this guy in the article, and doing the same search, nothing comes up. How in the world can we protect ourselves when there isn't anything out there?

Jim Warfield
04-06-2008, 06:45 PM
So Larry, What are all of us supposed to be actually doing? Check all employees on the registered sex offender list ? Ban make up? Have all areas very well-lit and videoed?
It is amazing that he has such a long "career" being such a criminal.
I know of a case many years ago in which the child welfare people did nothing in a case in which the child accurately described everything that had been done to her and very accurately described all of the drug paraphenalia the man was using.
What more she could have told them? Yet they did Nothing!
If your job was lifting 300 cement blocks a day and you only lift 250, maybe so what, you were tired, but if your job is to make a jugement call that protects a young child from an in-house molester and drug abuser and you do nothing!?
WOW!? In such a case the child welfare person becomes an accomplice.

04-06-2008, 07:37 PM
Never trust a barber with a mullet.

04-06-2008, 09:43 PM
Never trust a barber with a mullet.

Especially if he is in cahoots with the meat pie lady downstairs.

04-06-2008, 10:11 PM
It might not be a bad idea to run background checks on your actors and any others who interact with the public at your haunt. It would help if you got sued by anyone saying that one of your employees did something untoward to a customer. When I worked as a Santa for Cherry Hill Photo, they ran a background check on me. No problem.

Jim Warfield
04-07-2008, 12:42 AM
"Backround" checks could be a hazardous job if they happen to suffer from bad gas while you are back there checking.

04-07-2008, 04:35 AM
BackGround checks are the first on our list, No way in Hell will I empower a childmolestor the OPPORTUNITY to get near any kids.

04-07-2008, 05:43 AM
I sadly admit we have never done background checks, but that is something we will be doing in the future.

Does anyone have tips on how to do this? Is there a company you can hire?


04-07-2008, 06:26 AM
Check with your local police they charge a small free but its not as much than private companies and their data base is updated every few hours not every few weeks. Also if your like us and hire the Sherriffs Department and local police department for security they will do it for free its a perk you get when you hire them. I am shocked that people are just thinking about this we have done this for everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Jim Warfield
04-07-2008, 08:51 AM
Six years ago a woman who was interested in me checked the Illinois prison site and there was "Jim Warfield"!
I was wearing quite the disguise that picture day, shorter, younger and darker, but it could have been ME!!!
Maybe he was my alter-ego?
I use him for my out-of-my-body forays, of course when your mind is away, they catch you! OOPS!

04-07-2008, 11:55 AM
its a sad world to see this stuff happen. its amazing to see how people turn out to be like that... very sad

04-07-2008, 03:08 PM
Doing a back ground, should keep out the bad apples that have been cought and have a record for what ever crime they have done. What do you do for the ones that have a clean record?

damon carson
04-08-2008, 10:05 AM
Wow thats really scary! We actually rode the hayride from one haunt to the next with him. And actually talked to him and had a laugh or two. He wasnt there two years ago when we went. You never know! He even had a little boy dressed as beatle juice with him. Not sure if he was his son or not??? They both had old bicycle horns they honked between there legs. Creepy!

Jim Warfield
04-08-2008, 12:13 PM
He was trying to make the world know he was horny in a not-normal way.
Maybe he was just all honkered up?

04-10-2008, 09:28 PM
In Missouri you can use case.net to get a FREE background check. There is also another one but I cant remember off hand what the name of it is but it is something like sexual predator list and it is free also.

04-11-2008, 07:57 PM
That's some real evil stuff there, not good for that haunt getting that story that's for sure...He doesn't look like he'll last too long in jail, even inmates hate child molesters....

04-13-2008, 02:15 PM
I checked case.net and it's not working like it used to. If you are in Missouri you can use http://www.courts.mo.gov/casenet/cases/searchCases.do?searchType=name to do background checks it's free.

04-13-2008, 02:44 PM

This should work well for every state.
Also put in OTIS in the url and get another check on people.

Good luck,
Jim @ Colwood