Scott Smith - 'Crocker Park Weapons Guy' - Sentenced to Jail

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Scott Smith, the North Ridgeville man who brought a bag of weapons to Crocker Park's Regal Cinema last summer, was sentenced to prison today.

He explained to Judge Kathleen Sutula that his plan for "personal protection" had been a "poor decision." His solo trip to The Dark Knight Rises came just a few weeks after James Holmes killed 12 people and injured 58 others in a mass shooting at an Aurora, Colo., movie theater - during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises.

Smith was sentenced to six months on a felony charge of carrying a concealed weapon and six months a misdemeanor charge.

And that bag of weapons he carried into the theater Aug. 4 last year? Just for reference, it contained a Glock 9mm semi-automatic pistol, four knives and various medical supplies.

All of a sudden, "personal protection," as Smith claimed as his motive, doesn't seem like the worst idea in the world.

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Eric Sandy

Eric Sandy is an award-winning Cleveland-based journalist. For a while, he was the managing editor of Scene. He now contributes jam band features every now and then.
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