Man assaults haunted hayride workers

OLYPHANT, Pa. (AP) - October 5, 2010

Police in Scott Township say 42-year-old William Gardner punched one worker, kicked another and ripped the mask off a third during a hayride at the Reaper's Revenge attraction on Sunday night.

Authorities say Gardner became verbally and physically abusive toward staff, punching a 16-year-old boy in the face and twice kicking an 18-year-old man in the chest. Police were called for a report of a disorderly man and were waiting for Gardner when the ride was over.

Gardner is in Lackawanna County Prison on $10,000 bail. He is charged with three counts of simple assault and other charges. It was not clear if Gardner had an attorney.

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