Lawsuit Alleges Park Security Guard Pointed Gun at 2 Adults, 2 Kids

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TORRANCE (CNS) - A lawsuit has been filed against the owners of a Gardena trampoline park, alleging a security guard frustrated with the behavior of people waiting in a line took out his handgun and pointed it at a man as well as a woman with two children in 2022, causing them mental trauma.

The woman and the man are identified only as John and Jane Doe in the Torrance Superior Court lawsuit filed against Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park, alleging premises liability, negligent hiring, training, supervision and retention and both intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Jane Doe seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of herself and her son and daughter. John Doe seeks the same relief, but his relationship to Jane Doe and her children is not divulged in the complaint.

A Sky Zone representative did not immediately reply to a request for comment on the suit brought Thursday.

Jane and John Doe and the woman's children were at the park on West 190th Street on April 2, 2022, and were standing in a line when they saw a security guard who appeared irritated with those in the queue, the suit states.

"Moments after witnessing defendant's security guard's frustration, the security guard raised the shirt he was wearing at the time ... and started to flash his firearm at plaintiffs while they were in the line," the suit alleges.

After allegedly pointing the weapon directly at John Doe, Jane Doe and her children, a panic ensued and people in the crowd began running in fear of a shooting, causing a "chaotic and traumatic scene for the plaintiffs," the suit states.

The Does and Jane Doe's children suffered physical and emotional injuries for which they have undergone medical care and treatment and will have to continue to do so in the future, the suit states.

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