Incidents prompt sheriff to address movie theater safety
Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly meets with Epic Theatres leaders
FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Incidents at a Palm Coast movie theater prompted Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly to meet Wednesday with leaders of the cinema, the Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies said a person, who has not been identified, created panic at the Epic Theatres last Friday evening by yelling, "Gun, gun."
Investigators said they did not find any evidence, witnesses who saw a gun, or anyone who provided any indication that a firearm had been discharged.
After that incident, as well as a recently reported robbery out the the theater, Staly asked for an analysis, which revealed that there were no significant or unusual levels of activity at the theater that created a reason for alarm.
“The level of activity over the past few years does not support a real concern at the Epic Theatres,” Staly said.
Staly and Undersheriff Jack Bisland met Wednesday in Bunnell with the leadership of Epic Theatres, Clint DeMarsh and Joe DeMarsh to create a partnership to ensure the safety of the moviegoers.
“We are part of this community and will work with the Sheriff’s Office to make sure our theater continues to be a safe place for families," Joe DeMarsh said.
They said the newly created relationship between Epic Theatres and the Sheriff’s Office will keep the lines of communication open to ensure a safe environment for the community.
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