published Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Gun fires in TN movie theater after it falls out of man's pocket during 'Godzilla'

A 63-year-old man was arrested after a gun fell out of his pocket and discharged while the man was watching “Godzilla” in a Memphis, Tenn., theater.

George Gholson Jr. has been charged with reckless endangerment after the incident Tuesday at the Malco Cordova Cinema at 1080 N. Germantown. He has been released on $2,000 bond.

According to police, the incident happened just before 1:45 p.m. Gholson, who came to the theater with his daughter, was carrying a two-shot derringer in his pants pocket. The gun fell out of his pocket and discharged when it hit the floor, police said.

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