Man in Michael Myers mask scares families at an Angus park

Nick Castle, who played Michael Myers in the original Halloween film, is scheduled to be at the first Halloween and Entertainment Expo in October. (Photo courtesy HEX)

A Halloween fright wasn't what families at Stonemount park in Angus expected Wednesday evening, but a scary situation is what they got, according to police.

A man in a Michael Myers mask allegedly showed up at the park banging a wrench, yelling at people, and taking pictures of children.

Nottawasaga OPP said they were called by parents at the park when a confrontation erupted between the male and several young teens.

The suspect then fled on foot.

Police tracked down the masked man and charged a 24-year-old from Essa Township with assault with a weapon, uttering threats, resisting a peace officer, mischief, causing a disturbance and criminal harassment.

The man will remain in jail pending a bail hearing.