Man who brought weapons to Westlake theater sentenced

9:46 AM, Mar 21, 2013   |    comments
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CLEVELAND -- A North Ridgeville man who pleaded guilty to charges he brought weapons into a showing of the latest Batman movie has been sentenced.

A judge sentenced Scott A. Smith to six months in jail and gave him credit for 20 days already served.

Smith pleaded guilty to two charges of carrying a concealed weapon back in February. A judge acquitted him on a third charge of having a weapon under disability.

Police arrested Smith at a Westlake showing of the "Dark knight Rises" on August 4, 2012 with a loaded gun, ammo and knives.

His attorney says Smith had the weapons for protection in case someone tried to copy the Colorado theater shooting that left 12 dead.


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