A Clarksville man is behind bars after police say he erupted in rage after a theater worker refused to sell him popcorn after the concession stand was closed.
The Regal Cinemas in Clarksville, TN was where it happened according to police reports. It was 11:30pm Monday night. They say Paul West (50 yrs old) became irate when they wouldn't sell him popcorn after they closed. He grabbed an empty popcorn container from the garbage and demanded they fill it with popcorn.
When they said no, they allege he threw it an employee, knocked over a display and hid in one of the theaters. Police officer Jennifer Rankin responded and found him in one of the movies. These are the movies that were playing (as if it matters, but it makes the story more interesting, trying to guess which one):
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul
King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Vegas oddsmakers peg Pirates as the favorite.
That's when police say West assaulted the officer, punching her and hurling garbage at her. Even after he was subdued, he tried to bite her and punch her. When another officer arrived, West was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, aggravated assault and resisting arrest. His bond is $22,500.
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