Man planning to imitate Aurora shooting, arrested in movie theater with satchel full of weapons.
Barely one month after James Holmes horrified the nation with his midnight massacre at a movie screening of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ which left 12 dead and 58 injured; another man has been arrested for attempting to carry out a copycat shooting at a movie theater in Ohio.
And the movie being played? – “The Dark Knight Rises”
According to Police, 37-year-old Scott Smith walked into the Regal Cinemas at Crocker Park in Westlake, carrying a satchel full of weapons.
Shortly after Smith sat down for the 10 pm showing of the movie, a keen-eyed theater manager and off-duty Westlake police officer, who was working security, approached him and asked to search his bag.
Smith reportedly complied without incident and inside the bag, they found a loaded 9 mm Glock handgun, 2 additional loaded magazines and 2 knives.
A third knife was found hidden under his clothes.
Smith has been arrested and charged and is currently being held in the Westlake Jail on various conceal – carry gun charges.