A Cincinnati man is in custody after police say he assaulted a Kings Island guest and police officer Thursday at the Mason amusement park.
Police say an intoxicated Jacob Spencer Smith, 27, began harassing another park guest and then assaulted him.
When a Kings Island police officer attempted to escort Smith to the park’s police station, Smith became agitated and refused to walk and then shoved the officer in the chest, according to a police report.
Smith continued to struggle with the officer, who sprayed him with a chemical irritant before two Mason police officers working a special detail at the park arrived and Smith was taken into custody, police said.
Thursday’s incident marks the second time in a week a park guest has been arrested for assaulting a police officer.
Benjamin Wolinsky, 25, remains in Warren County Jail on assault and drug charges after a June 20 incident in which police say the Danville, Ky. man assaulted a park employee and a Mason police officer.
Wolinsky, who police say admitted to smoking “spice,” a form of synthetic marijuana, faces three counts of assault and one count each of disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In other park news, a Warren County grand jury Friday indicted two people on charges they stole credit cards, cell phones and other property from guests at Kings Island.
Hannah Young, 21, of Villa Hills, Ky., and Derek Warner, 19, of Green Township, were arrested in connection with the June 8 incident at KI’s Soak City waterpark.
Young faces two counts of theft while Warner is charged with two counts of theft and receiving stolen property. Warner remains in custody at Warren County Jail on a $10,000 bond.