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'Dark Knight Rises'

Man Arrested with Gun,

Knives in Ohio Theater

8/7/2012 7:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Police in Ohio have arrested a man who allegedly tried to smuggle guns, ammunition and knives into a late-night showing of "Dark Knight Rises."

Authorities say ... the manager of the Cleveland-area movie theater became suspicious of the man, who allegedly tried to bring a satchel into a 10pm Saturday showing of the Batman movie.

The manager reportedly alerted an off-duty cop who was working security that night ... who searched the bag -- found a Glock 9mm handgun, ammunition clips, and three knives -- and immediately alerted police.

Cops say the man, identified as 37-year-old Scott Smith, does NOT have a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

According to reports, the man was arrested without incident ... and even offered to put the guns back into his car. Obviously, that didn't happen.

Cops later performed a search of Smith's home. It's unclear if investigators discovered anything during the sweep.

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1.

stu    

he just wants to play cops & robbers,
cowboys & Indians.

625 days ago
2.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Too bad the American justice system won't allow him to be taken out back and shot. These rabid animals should be shot where they stand.

625 days ago
3.

Joan K    

Another POS trying to get a name for himself no matter what the cost.

625 days ago
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writenow    

....and in San Diego, one unwitting young woman who had no idea what was going on, was killed by another woman, as a tribute to her S&M threesome, involving a Marine. The killer was fascinated by Dexter This movie should go straight to video.

625 days ago
5.

StoopidHead    

This Just In!! Movie manager suspects movie patron of attempting to smuggle in illegal box of Raisinettes and a Snickers bar. Inadvertently stops mass murder plot.

625 days ago
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boatrgirl    

Hail to the manager! Nice work.

625 days ago
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Mike44090    

That's a little too close to home for me since I live near Cleveland. Maybe all the patroons should leave their bags or purses at a coat check or leave them at home. That should be another $5 to check your bags so the theaters would be happy to put one in.

625 days ago
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Who the Hell is Khloe    

Because of these psychos soon movie tickets will be ridiculously expensive due to increased security.

625 days ago
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parlayer    

Goth, or no positive belief system, seems a lot of misguided souls prey to "Darkness" a perfect venue for Demonic Behavior.. the world owes you nothing, make it good for yourself. you can live here in heaven or your own hell. Both are on earth.

625 days ago
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Eric in L.A.    

F*cking Psychos. If you want to kill someone. Do everyone a favor and blow yourself away.

625 days ago
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Symian    

Eh. It's just a copycat wannabe. And he wanted to be caught, that goes without saying. It's a cry for help that is more about attention than the desire or need for help. Weak minded lemmings is all they are. If we had caning in this country, these self-deluded "dark souls" more than not might think it, but they'd never do it.
 

625 days ago
12.

RGP    

You knew this was going to happen it was just a matter of time . There are a lot of sickos out there trying to get their 15 minutes of fame

625 days ago
13.

Northohio    

What do you expect in a world of reality shows? We have spent decades telling everyone nothing is your fault, whenever life doesn't go your way, others are to blame. Sounds good until you get out in the real world and discover lifes a bitch at times. People today crave so much attention they will make a total as out of themselves in front of a camera, even to the point harming others.

625 days ago
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firebaby    

so, while a country mourns the senseless violence of one psycho, another decided "hey, i can do better!"?! like wtf is wrong with these people?
thank goodness another tragedy has been avoided....

625 days ago
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gamepro    

accidents are going to happen like this because some idiotic people are fans of james holmes and i bet you the same accident that occurred with james holmes would have happened here and i hate to say this but if this doesn't stop we are going to have to start putting security in movie theaters

625 days ago
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