The following police reports are obtained directly from the Middletown Police public information officer and inclusion on this list reflect charges filed, not convictions.
Viewers of the Adam Sandler and Chris Rock buddy comedy film in Middletown this week had their showing interrupted as police searched for a man who reportedly pulled a knife on two moviegoers, according to police.
On Aug. 6 at 10:55 p.m., police were called to Metro Movies in Metro Square on the report of a man threatening people with a knife inside one of the theaters showing "Grown-Ups 2," according to the report.
Two witnesses told officers that as they were watching the film, Jayquan T. Howard, 19, of Chatham Court, Portland, and his friend Jose Rivera, 18, of unknown address, seated directly behind then, were kicking the back of their seats and being extremely loud and yelling, according to the report.
After five minutes, one of the men turned around and told Howard and Rivera to "shut up," to which Howard yelled a racial slur and challenged him, asking, "should we handle this right now?" He pulled out a knife from his pocket and flipped it open, documents say.
As the two victims left the theater, the report says, Howard and Rivera followed them into the lobby, police say, and Howard remarked, "oh, you guys are snitching on us now?" threatening to fight the victims with their hands.
Howard was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, breach of peace, threatening and second-degree reckless endangerment and Rivera with second-degree breach of peace.