Wednesday, January 2, 2013
TILLAMOOK, Ore. — An Oregon man has been arraigned on one charge of recklessly endangering another person after leaving a loaded gun at a Tillamook movie theater.
The Oregonian reports 61-year-old Gary Warren Quackenbush appeared in Tillamook County Circuit Court on Monday to hear the misdemeanor charge. He then asked for a court-appointed attorney, which Judge Jonathan Hill denied after determining that Quackenbush didn’t qualify for one.
Quackenbush went to a screening of “The Hobbit” at the Coliseum Theatre with his wife and a 1941 model Beretta. The gun slipped out of his holster.
Two seventh-graders on a school field trip on Dec. 19 discovered the gun when one of them pushed the seat down and it fell out. The boys told a teacher, who called police.
Police took the pistol as evidence, and revoked Quackenbush’s concealed handgun permit.