Nov. 11, 2012 - Part-time CU student arrested by Boulder police after movie theater incident
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Part-time CU student arrested by Boulder police after movie theater incident
Boulder police have arrested a 17-year-old male and charged him with five counts of misdemeanor Menacing after a group of movie-goers at the Century Boulder Theater reported that they feared for their safety and left the building after the suspect donned a clown hat and a “Joker” mask inside one of the theaters. Century Boulder Theater is located at 1710 29th Street.
The group who reported the incident was so frightened that they ran from the theater, according to the theater’s manager. Officers responded to the theater and contacted the suspect.
The suspect admitted to police that he wore the mask to scare his friends, and said he wanted to dress as the “Joker” next year for Halloween. He was carrying the mask and hat in a shopping bag when police contacted him. He was aware of the theater shooting that had occurred in Aurora.
No weapon was seen, no threats were made and no one was injured. However, because the five people reporting the incident felt imminent fear for their personal safety and ran from the theater because of their fear, the suspect is being charged with Menacing.
He was arrested this evening, Sunday, November 11, 2012. He was taken to juvenile detention. Because he is a minor, police cannot release information about his identity.
Anyone who was at the theater at the time of the incident and who has information or who would like to speak to police is encouraged to call Boulder Police detectives at 303-441-3330.
The case number is 12-15529.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 January 2013 08:27