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TUESDAY, JAN. 1, 2013, 5:40 P.M.

Gun owner facing charges after losing pistol in theater

TILLAMOOK, Ore. (AP) — 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 newspaper 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.




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