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Man denied movie theater popcorn charged with assault

Montgomery County Jail

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — A Tennessee man is accused of throwing a popcorn container at a movie theater worker because he was irate that the concession stand was closed, then punching and biting a police officer.

Clarksville police spokesman Jim Knoll said in a news release that 50-year-old Paul West was angry the theater’s concession stand would not sell him popcorn Monday night.

West then got an empty popcorn container from a trash can and demanded a refill.

Knoll said after the theater staff refused, West then threw the container at a worker and ran into the theater.

Police said West later threw a trash can at a police officer and punched and bit her in the face.

Knoll said West was charged with aggravated assault and other counts.

West was jailed Tuesday on $22,500 bond.