Pranksters caused $20K worth of damage to Brooksville's Beacon Theater by pulling fire alarms
3:50 PM, Jul 16, 2013
3:54 PM, Jul 16, 2013
BROOKSVILLE, Fl - Pranksters caused $20,000 worth of damage to Brooksville's Beacon Theater by pulling fire alarms and subsequently setting off sprinklers that flooded two theaters.
It happened July 13 shortly before midnight while patrons were watching movies.
Hernando County deputies say theaters one and four were significantly damaged.
According to deputies, after the suspects pulled the fire alarms, they then removed fire extinguishers from their cases and activated them inside the crowded theaters. The sprinklers went off in the hallways.
Deputies believe the suspects escaped during the chaos of evacuation. No one was injured.
Firefighters did search the premises and found that there was no fire.
Anyone with any information regarding the suspects is asked to call the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. You can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward. If you want to remain anonymous, please call Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS (8477).