$5M Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Zombicon Event Organizer, Security Company
Lawsuit filed by attorney representing the family of Expavious Tyrell Taylor, a 20-year-old killed at in a shooting at Zombicon.
FORT MYERS, Fla. — A $5 million lawsuit has been filed against the organizer of Zombicon and the security firm used at the event after a 20-year-old was killed Oct. 17 during a shooting.
The wrongful death suit was filed by Port Saint Lucie attorney Charles Sinclair, who is representing the family of the victim, Expavious Tyrell Taylor, as documented in the News-Press.
“You can’t let people come into a crowded area, drinking alcohol, waving toy guns and being in disguise and not expect something to go wrong,” Sinclair said.
Five others were injured in the shooting, ranging from ages 18 to 31 years old.
The lawsuit accuses event organizer Pushing Daizies and Southwest Florida Security of being negligent in protecting those in attendance at Zombicon by having too small of a short-staffed and inadequate security staff. The lawsuit also claims no one was checking the weapons of attendees to see if they were real or fake.
“The security at this event was pathetic, and they were not trained or equipped to handle this type of crowd and protect the safety of the Zombies,” Sinclair said.
Pushing Daizies Spokeswoman Angeli Chin said the company was unaware of the lawsuit and that their insurance company and attorney “will handle it.”
Southwest Florida Security Owner Jesse Morgan, when informed by reporters of the negligence lawsuit, replied, “That’s why I have insurance.”
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