FBI: Man Arrested At Theater Had Armor, Gun, Fake CIA ID
GRAND BLANC TWP. (WWJ/AP) – A mental exam has been ordered for a man arrested at a Michigan movie theater wearing body armor and carrying a gun and a phony CIA badge.
FBI spokesman Simon Shaykhet says police were called to the Trillium Theater in Grand Blanc Township near Flint on around 8:20 p.m. Tuesday after someone noticed the vest and gun.
Cassidy Delavergne was watching a movie when police approached him. According to investigators, Delavergne flashed a fake Central Intelligence Agency identification badge and told the officers that he was a federal agent.
Suspicious of his story, police arrested Delavergne and found he was wearing body armor and carrying a 9 mm pistol with 34 rounds of ammunition.
Federal agents arrived and searched Delavergne’s car, where they found an additional 111 rounds of ammunition. Shaykhet declined to say whether agents believe Delavergne planned to use his handgun.
A court filing says Delavergne told an agent he displayed the phony ID to minimize concerns about his gun.
Reporter Andrew Keller said right now, Delavergne has only been charged with having a CIA identification card.
“Right now, the FBI is not releasing anything about possible motives, but did say Delavergne claims he was wearing the body armor and carrying the gun because he just got off work and did not want to leave them in his car. The FBI also said he claimed to have a concealed weapons permit,” he said.
Delavergne has been released on $5,000 bond after a judge ordered that he undergo a mental examination. A date has not yet been set for his preliminary hearing.
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