CHICAGO -- Brian Gill stood near the gates of Great America in Gurnee, Ill., on a recent afternoon -- unable to set foot inside.
With the American Eagle roller coaster looming overhead, and joyous screams echoing from behind the wall, Gill clutched the document that explains his exile.
"Attention!" it says. "As a result of your infraction you are not permitted on the property of Six Flags Great America for the remainder of ... your life." A security guard had penciled in the term of his sentence.