WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A man who operates a Wichita inflatables company where a child died faces a third charge of running the business without proper licensing.
The Wichita Eagle reported that the misdemeanor charge against Jesse Zogleman stems from a sting operation. Police allege Zogleman entered into a contract in July to operate rides in Wichita.
Zogleman runs the day-to-day operations for Moonwalks for Fun and Pure Entertainment. In 2010, a 5-year-old boy died at Pure Entertainment in 2010 after falling off an inflatable provided by Moonwalks for Fun.
Afterward, the city’s inflatables ordinances were tightened. Zogleman’s has faced several hurdles, including having Moonwalks for Fun’s license to operate inside city limits revoked after a liability coverage lapse.
Zogleman didn’t immediately return a call to The Associated Press.