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Owner of Chaska's Scream Town apologizes for post targeting Somali customers

He suggested a zero tolerance policy towards Somalis at the Chaska attraction.

The owner of Chaska Halloween attraction Scream Town has apologized after sending a memo ordering a "zero tolerance" policy towards Somali customers.

Matt Dunn posted an apology on the Scream Town Facebook page on Tuesday, saying "Scream Town welcomes ALL people to our event."

It followed an incident this past Saturday involving a group of up to 10 individuals, apparently Somali, who had previously been removed from the event on an earlier date.

Dunn wrote a message to a private Facebook group called "Scream Town Actors," in which he said the attraction will have a "zero tolerance policy with Somalis (Other guests, you make your best judgement call) But absolutely zero tolerance with Somalis."

A member of the group took a screenshot of the post, and it was then shared across the social media site. It was also apparently sent out as an email, judging by posts on Facebook.


It sparked outrage among Scream Town's followers, with the attraction inundated with social media comments from previous customers who said they won't be returning.

Speaking to KSTP, Dunn said: "It was a poorly written memo to say the least. Certainly came off wrong, apologize if we offended what seemed like a large group of folks. This memo was regarding a small number of people."

Scream Town dubs itself "Minnesota's #1 Halloween Attraction," employing actors to offer customers multiple "jump out and scare you" experiences.

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