News

Chaos erupts at Comic-Con Zombie Walk

Chaos erupts at Comic-Con Zombie Walk

People dressed and made up as zombies take part in a traditional Zombie Walk in Prague, Czech Republic, on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Photo: Associated Press/Petr David Josek

An elderly woman was hospitalized after she was hit by a car on Saturday evening, when a Zombie Walk event during California’s Comic-Con weekend ended in chaos.

The annual parade, featuring fans dressed up as the undead, took place not far from the San Diego Convention Center, where a deaf driver, who was traveling with his two children, who were also hard of hearing, was stopped to let the march pass by.

The kids became scared, prompting the dad to try and move out of the area.

However, according to authorities, a number of Zombie Walk participants grew angry at the man for attempting to drive through the crowd and “surrounded and began punching” the car.

A spokesperson from the San Diego Police Department adds, “Several of them climbed onto the car and beat on the car. The car windshield was shattered by the crowd.”

The man attempted to drive away and ended up knocking down the 64-year-old pedestrian, who sustained “serious arm injuries”, before he was able to get away from the mob and flag down a police officer.

The Zombie Walk is not directly affiliated with organizers at Comic-Con.

No arrests were made, but police are currently investigating the scary incident.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Ill. Route 97 Closed at Koke Mill, Moore Rd. Due to Accident

Fresh
0630_accident

Police so far haven't said what caused the crash, nor have they said if there are any injuries.

in Local

Man Dead After Motorcycle Crash

local_news_generic

A Springfield man is dead after an early morning motorcycle crash.

in Local

Winslow Remains as Police Chief

springfield_police_1

Kenny Winslow was the top choice out of nine candidates.

in Local

Rauner Visits IEMA, IDOT in Springfield — Tries to Reassure Employees

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner enters the House to applause to delivers his first budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015, in Springfield Ill. Illinois Rep. Greg Harris is seen on the far right.

The governor is spending the last day of the fiscal year visiting state agencies in Springfield and Chicago, trying to reassure employees they’ll get paid.

in Local

Flood Threat in Illinois

flood

US Army Corps briefs state panel