Fights At Frontier City’s 'Fright Fest' Lead To 1 Arrest


Monday, September 27th 2021, 4:36 pm
By: Hunter McKee


OKLAHOMA CITY -

Fights broke out at Frontier City over the weekend, forcing the park to close early Saturday night.

"It was a bit startling," said Janna Cannon, a witness. "You don't expect that when you go to an amusement park to have fun with your family."

Janna and Darrin Cannon decided to attend Fright Fest at Frontier City Saturday night.  Darrin was waiting in line for one of the rides with his kids when he got a text from Janna saying a fight had broken out.

"As we started walking towards her, sure enough there were a huge group of kids that took off running and almost ran over two of my kids," said Darrin.

Shortly after the incident, the family began seeing other fights throughout the park.

"It seemed like every five to ten minutes we would see kids running through the food court or running to different parts because there was another fight that was breaking out," said Janna. "It was just everywhere sporadically."

Police reports show an off-duty officer told dispatch of the fights and police were quickly called to the scene.

"The fight appeared to escalate," said MSgt. Gary Knight, with Oklahoma City police. "An officer tried to intervene to stop the fight when a female threw an elbow striking the officer in the face.”

Eunique Thomas was booked into the Oklahoma County jail.  Meanwhile, police said it took a group of officers to get all the people involved out of the park, but no one was hurt.

Frontier City officials said they followed security protocols and the park was closed early out of caution. 

In a statement they said in part:

"The safety of our guests and team members is always our top priority. We work in partnership with the Oklahoma City Police Department to maintain the highest standards of safety and security."