FAIRBANKS—A box office was smashed Friday afternoon at the the Regal Goldstream Stadium 16 movie theater.
No, not a box office record but the glass of one of the box offices.
At about 1:37 p.m. Friday, Fairbanks police received a call about the vandalism and arrested Robert James, 46, of Fairbanks on a charge of third-degree criminal mischief, the crime of intentionally doing more than $500 to someone else's property.
Theater staff told police that James became angry with an employee who was trying to refund money to him. Staff said James broke the window with his forearm and elbow, according to the criminal complaint filed against him. James allegedly tried to break a glass door on his way out of the theater. Staff estimated the box office glass would cost $1,200 to replace based on a similar window replaced at the Anchorage Regal Cinema.
Police spoke with James outside of the theater. He responded to questions with profanity and abusive statements, according to the criminal complaint.
The movie theater remains open, manager Sarah Scholhauser said Tuesday. She said James wasn't returning from a film when he became violent.
"He hadn't even watched a movie," she said. "We wouldn't even let him in the facility."
James is being held on $5,000 bail at Fairbanks Correctional Center.
Contact staff writer Sam Friedman at 459-7545. Follow him on Twitter: @FDNMcrime.