HAGERSTOWN, Md. (WJZ) — A Hagerstown man was arrested after officials say he stole movie posters and discharged a fire extinguisher inside a theatre last week.

According to authorities, last Tuesday, investigators responded to the Regal Valley Mall for reports of a person discharging a fire extinguisher inside a movie screening. The suspect, Neiman Marcus Branch, 29, was found sitting in the front row with a white cloud of dust throughout the theatre.

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Officials said as they approached Branch, he grabbed his backpack and fled the theatre. He was later located and investigators discovered he had several stolen movie posters in his possession.

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Branch was charged with second-degree burglary, malicious destruction of property over $1,000 and theft less than $100.

Branch was arrested and later released on a $2,500 bond.

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The Regal Valley Mall theatre is now open after it closed for two days and incurred upwards of $5,000 in costs to clean the cineplex.

CBS Baltimore Staff