UPDATE NO. 2, AUG. 12, 12:04 P.M.: "Preliminary investigation shows that the subjects were at a fast-food establishment in Irvine in a silver Ford truck, approximately one hour before the incident at the movie theater," says Jennifer Manzella, the Newport Beach Police spokeswoman, in an update. "There, the subjects activated a leaf-blower and pointed it at people nearby to elicit a reaction." The foursome then proceeded to the Edwards Big Newport 6 movie theater in Newport Beach, she said. "At least one subject entered Theater No. 3, activated the leaf-blower, held it above his head, and yelled, causing the disturbance described in the original press release," explained Manzella, who described the investigation as "still active and ongoing."
|Suspected leafblower pranksters make their entrance.|