Mom Claims 8-Year-Old Son Ended Up in ER After 'Ruff' Hug From Pluto
A woman claims her son ended up in the emergency room after a ‘ruff’ hug from Pluto at Disneyland.
Laurie Ramirez recorded video of the incident (above). She says her 8-year-old son went to the hospital with neck and back injuries after an actor dressed as Pluto squeezed him too hard.
Ethan and his mom Laurie were told to go to the first aid station, but they didn't want to walk the distance because Ethan was hurting. A nurse came over, examined Ethan and told Laurie he was fine.
Ethan said he felt sick and wanted to go home, so Laurie asked for a wheelchair so her son didn't have to walk to the car. Laurie says the employees refused her request and said she could take Ethan in a stroller. Laurie believes the park didn't want to highlight the injury with a wheelchair.
The boy tried but couldn't tolerate the stroller -- so Laurie demanded medical attention and paramedics took Ethan to the hospital for x-rays. Doctors believe Ethan has severe muscle strain.
Disney is reportedly investigating the incident. A spokesperson couldn’t confirm to KTLA whether the company had offered to pay for medical expenses or if the actor had been disciplined for the hug.
You can see the video of the hug at TMZ.
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