Woman stabs friend at Tennessee haunted house after being given a real knife she thought was a toy

Mail Online | 10/10/2018 | Chris Dyer For Mailonline
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A woman stabbed her friend with a knife at a Halloween attraction after mistakenly thinking it was a fake weapon.

James 'Jay' Yochim suffered a 'severe laceration' to his arm after his friend, Tawnya Greenfield, knifed him at the Nashville Nightmare Halloween attraction in Madison, Tennessee, last Friday night.

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The 29-year-old was rushed to hospital needing nine stitches after a stranger dressed in a Halloween costume, who they assumed was a member of staff, came up to them and handed the woman a knife.

The mystery man, who was wearing crystal skull make-up and a straw hat and 'talking in character', then goaded Tawnya stab James as a joke by saying 'well stab here', which she did because she thought it was a dummy weapon.

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James said the four friends had already been chased toy chainsaws and other weapons during the Halloween event.

He told USA TODAY: 'We'd had so much fun, we were jumping around.

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'Keep in mind, we'd been chased by chainsaws, holding other weapons, all kinds of stuff all night, and it was all fake. So she stabs at me with it, and everything got really black.'

According to a report filed by the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, the stranger asked the woman if one of the group was 'f***ing' around with her'.

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Tawnya thought it was a joke and that he was an actor 'playing around' so when the stranger handed her the knife and told her to stab her friend she slashed at him, according to WZTV.

She reportedly even said 'ha,ha' gotcha' as she knifed him, adding, 'his arm was gushing blood like something...
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