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

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

May 22nd, 2014 by The Commercial Appeal in Local - Breaking News

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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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