Armed moviegoer arrested

Man arrested for illegal possession of loaded pistol in theater

During a second suspicious visit to a local movie theater, a man was arrested for illegally carrying a concealed, loaded firearm on Monday (Aug. 3), according to a Chico Police Department press release.

CPD officers were called to the Cinemark 14 theater at about 5:30 p.m. the previous day (Aug. 2) when a bullet was found inside one of the theaters, next to where a man who was reportedly acting suspiciously had been sitting. Police were called back the next day at 4:15 p.m., when the same man allegedly returned to watch the same movie, Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation.

Police contacted the suspect—identified as Daniel Darrington, 29—and searched his backpack, finding a loaded pistol. Darrington also consented to a search of his home, but no further criminal evidence was found.