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Columbus, OH: Movie Theater Prop Draws the Attention of Bomb Squad

Posted on Tuesday, May 9th, 2006 and updated on Tuesday, May 9th, 2006 1:01 PM

The staff at Marcus Cinema - Crosswoods Center in Columbus, Ohio generated some unintended attention on Monday when a prop made as part of a Mission: Impossible III scavenger hunt was mistaken for a bomb.
"You had to walk around the theater lobby and find the objects from the movie," said Carlo Petrick, communications manager for Marcus Theatres. Those items included a briefcase, a cell phone, and "this object, which was supposed to represent C-4 plastic explosives from the film," he said. The promotion didn't lead to any problems until someone, police don't know who, removed the C-4 prop from the lobby and left it in the lot out front of the theater near I-270 and Rt. 23. A passer-by spotted it there at 9:13 a.m., sending Columbus police, fire crews, and the bomb squad to the theater, fire Capt. Steve Saltsman said.
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