Carowinds guest banned for five years after allegedly entering dark ride to retrieve dropped phone

Posted Friday, May 6, 2016 8:20 AM | Contributed by LostKause

A guest at Carowinds shoved a ride operator out of the way to go onto the tracks and retrieve a cellphone that she had dropped, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office. The incident happened about 9:20 p.m. Friday on the Boo Blasters on Boo Hill ride, according to a sheriff’s report. The ride operator said a guest approached him and said she had dropped her phone on the ride.

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Sunday, May 8, 2016 2:43 AM
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GoBucks89 said:

Someone who ignores safety warnings/park employees and goes on the track of a ride in operation to retrieve a phone will be much less likely to care about criminal trespass (or even know what it is or the consequences of it) than your average bear. Such a ban is more likely to be effective against someone who never would have gone on the tracks in the first place.

It seems like a lot of people just act unreasonably nowadays when it involves their phone, often to an unfortunate extent. Shoving the employee? She probably had that crazy look in her eyes, too. I keep picturing an especially protective mother goose charging at you (at face level) when she thinks you're getting too close to her young. It's actually pretty terrifying.

We're definitely headed in a positive direction as a society...

Last edited by Walk-Off HBP, Sunday, May 8, 2016 4:47 AM

The trick was to surrender to the flow.


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