Yes..because carrying a gun into a theater..IN DENVER" for all to see is a really bright thing to do.. can't you see the intelligence oozing thru this pic?
Thornton Police arrested a 48-year-old man after he alarmed movie goers and theater staff for openly carrying a gun into the theater complex.
James G. Mapes was arrested Sunday night at Cinebarre Movie Theater and about 40 people were evacuated as a precaution after he was seen carrying a handgun on his waist in "an open carry postion, visible to others," Thornton Police said in a statement.
"I was a threat to no one, I didn't threaten anybody," Mapes said.
The Cinebarre Theater website says it allows movie-goers to eat food, have alcoholic drinks and describes itself as an "18 and up establishment."
A theater employee told 9News that Mapes carried a gun holster into the building and he had a permit to to carry the weapon.
According to KDVR, police say that Mapes was cooperative and told them the gun was for his own protection.
Mapes was taken into custody for investigation of possession of a dangerous weapon in a liquor and beer establishment. He was booked into a Thornton jail and released on a municipal summons.