Terrified man in horror escape room punches actor flat out after she scared him
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Shocking footage shows the moment a woman was beaten by a terrified man in an escape room. Have a look for yourself:
Rina Runenko was working at an immersive experience in Tambov, Russia, recently when she attempted to scare a family trying to find their way out. But it really didn't go down as well she she had hoped.
Not realising that she was just a cast member trying to add a bit of colour to the experience, the man jumped out of his skin and quickly, and pretty ruthlessly, took Rina down.
In CCTV footage, Rina can be seen charging into the escape room, presumedly thinking the group would take it all in good humour.
But as soon as she enters the room, the man turns round, obviously startled, and lamps her, dropping her to the floor.
All of this happens as another woman, standing to the right, grabs hold tightly of a young boy.
According to local reports, Rina suffered a bruised shoulder, hand, elbow and thigh as a result of the violent incident.
Discussing the altercation, Rina said: "The game was late. Booked by a girl, she said, 'Can I go with children?'
"I said, if you are a responsible person, then you can, but they can be scared, even though the quest is contactless."
She went on: "They came, and they seemed to be a very positive team. I heard from the first reaction that they were scared, yes.
"Oh, I thought, 'Cool, now I’ll give them a show'.
"I jump in there, walk over the bridge. I open the door to run in - and the last thing I remember is I'm flying, because a fist is flying at me.
"My boyfriend ran in. He said, 'What are you doing?' And the man who hit me replied, 'I didn’t do anything.'
"They showed him [the footage that was caught] on the cameras, he understood that there was no denying it and said, 'I did it so that the children would not be frightened'."
Police have launched an investigation into the incident, but Rina has asked that the man not be prosecuted for the attack.
A spokesperson for Russian police said: "We were contacted by a girl who was injured during the incident in the quest room.
"She wrote a statement in which she indicated that she had no claims against the offender and asked not to take action against this person."