Content Section
EPIDEMIC Man Brought Gun, Ammo to ‘Dark Knight’ WKYC.com

Man Brought Gun, Ammo to ‘Dark Knight’

Here’s one reason why movie theaters in the U.S. need heightened security in the aftermath of the Aurora, Colo., massacre. An Ohio man is being held without bail in a Westlake, Ohio, jail after he was caught Saturday at a 10 p.m. showing of The Dark Knight Rises in North Ridgeville with a bag stuffed with a gun, ammo, and knives. An off-duty officer spotted and followed Scott A. Smith, 37, entering the theater a half-hour early with a conspicuous bag. When asked to reveal the contents of his bag, Smith told the officer he would just put the bag in his car. The officer cuffed him and found a loaded Glock 9mm handgun, two loaded magazine clips, three knives, and one more on his body. A search of his home found eight rifles, handguns, gas masks, and bulletproof vests. Smith has no criminal record, but police believe he spent a short time in the military and doesn’t have a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

August 7, 2012 11:50 AM