Skip to comments.Cops: Maine man brought loaded gun into ‘Batman’ flick
Posted on 07/23/2012 3:07:43 PM PDT by raccoonradio
A Maine man pulled over for speeding early yesterday morning told cops he brought a loaded gun into a showing of the new Batman flick and had a car full of weapons and press clippings from the Colorado movie massacre, authorities report.
Maine State Police say after they arrested Timothy Courtois, 49, around 10 a.m. yesterday morning, they found even more firearms at his Biddeford home, including a machine gun, and thousands of rounds of ammunition.
After police stopped his Mustang on the southbound side of the Maine Turnpike, he told them he was heading to Derry, N.H., to shoot his former employer, authorities said. He also admitted to hiding a loaded gun in his backpack during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises at a Saco, Maine, theater the night before, police said.
Inside his car, which police clocked at 112 mph, troopers found an AK-47 assault weapon, four handguns and several boxes of ammunition, police said.
We dont know truly what his intentions were, said Maine State Police spokesman Stephen McCausland.
The startling discovery came just two days after police say a deranged gunman burst into an suburban Denver cinema and opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others in one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. History.
Courtois was held on $50,000 cash bail following his arraignment today at Maines Springvale District Court on initial charges of having a concealed weapon and criminal speed, police said. The York County District Attorneys Office and the U.S. Attorneys Office in Portland is reviewing the case to see if additional federal charges will be lodged against Courtois.
Biddeford New England pronunciation: BIDD-a-fidd.
We’re going to see more stories like this, giving a bad name to responsible gun owners.
As one comment said:
Of course there is ZERO reporting of those of us that conceal carry EVERYDAY, responsibly, and none are the wiser.
Maybe between The Boston Globe/Herald, you could do a real survey. Maybe, we’re standing next to you at DD’s, or in line in a movie theater as well?
“Holy bad reporting Batman!”
I bring a loaded gun just about everywhere I go. Now, press clippings?????Ummm,not so much.
It’s now obvious that Batman movies should be banned!
Links to the Tea Party in 5,4,3...
??? How could there not be ZERO reporting of those of us that conceal carry EVERYDAY, responsibly, and none are the wiser.?
Maine should be thrown out of the United States as well. It’s for the children.
Do you drive 112 mph and when pulled over state that you are "going to shoot" your boss? There are times when a particular person's right to keep and bear arms needs to be called into question.
I bet Brian Ross is going to tell us that he is a Tea Party Member...
MSNBC Headline tomorrow.
Maine should be thrown out of the United States as well. Its for the children.
Just need to take care of a few bridges and we would be free of ya’ll.
This guy is really tricky. He almost got away with it.
There’s a catch...you must take all of Detroit’s residents with you.
Okay, so you carry. And you don’t do anything illegal. What do you want them to report?
LOL. That’s probably not too far off.
I have nothing to say when stopped by the largest, best organized, best financed, best equipped street gang in America; and would advise everybody else to do the same.
Could be... Dem sponsored "Fast and Furious" ops like this are about to burst out Nation wide.
Just my humble opinion.
Translation: Gun dealer/collector gets a speeding ticket.
I am maineman but not the Maine man.
I have in laws in Sanford, ME, about 5 minutes away. The last time I saw them 4 years ago they said, “we’re scared of guns in Maine”! I said, “I’m sure you are but here in the south we love our guns”. She’s probably more scared than ever.
“We’re scared of guns in Maine?”
Seriously? Did your inlaws move to Maine from Massachusetts?
I’ve been here for twenty years and just about everybody I know is armed to the teeth with a wide variety of firearms.
The overwhelming majority of people I’ve encountered here exercise their Second Amendment rights full tilt.
“Seriously? Did your inlaws move to Maine from Massachusetts?”
$50,000 bail for this dangerous guy, when Zimmerman, the real victim, was made to pay $150,000 even though there was no evidence whatsoever that he would flee trial? There’s something wrong with American justice.
If they allowed CCW in the theater there would be no Aurora event. These perps are basically cowards.
Jimmy Hendricks might have casually said "I'm gonna shoot my ol'lady... caught her messin' round with anotha' man"
What makes you think the guy in question isn't a dem operative paid to stir the pot?
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