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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-076

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • February 27, 2017
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    • 813/247-8060

    Fire Extinguisher Activated At Movie Theater As A Prank

    Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
    • Saturday
    • February 25, 2017
    • Time: 8:38 PM
    • Regal Citrus Park
    • 7999 Citrus Park Town Center Mall
    • Tampa, Florida


    • Unknown


    On February 25, 2017 at 8:38 p.m., the fire extinguisher in theater #20 of Regal Cinemas Citrus Park was activated, causing carbon dioxide to spread throughout the theater. Several patrons attempted to exit the theater, but were unable to open the single door that led out to the hallway. After several attempts to open it, patrons exited out the emergency exit located next to the movie screen. Through several interviews, it was learned the main entrance/exit door to theater #20 was barricaded with a tensabarrier so as to prevent patrons from leaving. Video surveillance was reviewed at the scene with negative results.

    Anyone with any information reference these suspects is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office at 247-8200 or anyone with any information regarding the identity and whereabouts of these suspects and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online at www.crimestopperstb.com or send a mobile tip using our P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones, iPads and Droids. You must call Crime Stoppers first to be eligible for a reward.

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