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Father suing Great America after girl fell during Fright Fest scare

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A man whose daughter fell while being chased by a character at Six Flags Great America's Halloween-themed Fright Fest last year filed a $30,000 lawsuit Monday against the Gurnee theme park.

Marian Pieczonka claims his young daughter Natalie was at the park Oct. 9, 2011, for Fright Fest at the Hunted Trails when a character jumped out of a port-a-potty, frightening her, and shot her with a water gun.

She tripped and fell as the character began to chase her, leaving her with scrapes, cuts and bruises, the suit claims.

Her father blames Six Flags Great America for encouraging employees to frighten and chase patrons inside the park, despite the presence of tripping hazards, the suit said.

A spokesperson for Six Flags did not immediately return messages Monday evening.

The one-count suit seeks $30,000 in damages.

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