Hagerstown man charged after unloading fire extinguisher at theater and stealing movie posters – CBS Baltimore


HAGERSTOWN, Maryland (WJZ) – A Hagerstown man has been arrested after officials said he stole movie posters and unloaded a fire extinguisher inside a theater last week.

Authorities said last Tuesday, investigators responded to the Regal Valley Mall for reports of a person discharging a fire extinguisher during a film screening. The suspect, Neiman Marcus Branch, 29, was found sitting in the front row with a cloud of white dust all over the theater.

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Officials said as he approached Branch, he grabbed his backpack and fled the theater. He was then located and investigators discovered that he had several stolen movie posters in his possession.

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Branch has been charged with second degree burglary, malicious destruction of property over $ 1,000 and theft under $ 100.

Branch was arrested and then released on $ 2,500 bail.

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The Regal Valley Mall theater is now open after closing for two days and incurring over $ 5,000 in costs to clean the theater.


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