Man revs leaf-blower in crowded CA theater; 3 injured

Man revs leaf-blower in crowded CA theater; 3 injured

[Ed. – Now there’s a headline you don’t get to write every day.]

Officers responded on Saturday shortly before 11 p.m. following several 911 emergency calls about a disturbance at the Edwards Big Newport 6 movie theater complex in the 300 block of Newport Center Drive, according to the Newport Beach Police Department.’

Witness told investigators between two to three male suspects had arranged to open the secured emergency exit door at the front of Theater #3 during a screening of the psychological thriller, “The Gift”.

One of the suspects then entered the theater through the emergency door, holding “some type of loud, handheld machine” that was later determined to be a leaf-blower over his head, police said. …

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Patrons rushed out of the theater, causing minor injuries to three people, police said.

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