A 52-year-old man with a backpack on his knees and yelling about guns and Colorado — an apparent reference to the massacre inside a Colorado theater — was arrested by Norwalk Sheriff’s deputies at an AMC Norwalk 20 Theater where “The Dark Knight Rises” was showing.
Clark Tabor was arrested for making criminal threats. He was held at Men’s Central Jail on $50,000 bail, plus unrelated warrants.
He is due in a Bellflower court Tuesday.
“Tabor allegedly held his cell phone in the air and yelled, `Does anyone have a gun?’ and `I should go off like in Colorado,”’ authorities said.
No guns were found during a search of Tabor and his residence.
Deputies were called to the theater Sunday at 5:15 p.m. by a witness who was nervous Tabor was about to take a gun out of his backpack and begin firing.
“A witness saw and heard strange activity and reported it immediately,” said Norwalk Sheriff’s Station Capt. Pat Maxwell.
“This is exactly the kind of help law enforcement needs to help protect the public,” he said. “If you see something, say something. The greatest deterrent to crime is often a phone call to law enforcement by a person who sees something that just doesn’t look right.”