A man accused of losing his gun in a Tillamook movie theater, only for it to be found by a child on a class field trip, is charged with reckless endangerment.
Gary Quackenbush was arraigned in court Monday. He was booked into the jail and released.
Investigators said Quackenbush tried to call the theater after realizing his gun was missing, but there was no answer. So he tried again the next day, and when he again couldn't reach an employee, he drove back to the theater.
Police said Quackenbush admitted he never thought to call law enforcement officers to report the gun as lost.
Police said two seventh-grade boys found his gun during a field trip to see The Hobbit. The safety was off, according to officers, and there was one round in the chamber.
Nobody was hurt.
Quackenbush had his concealed handgun license revoked after the incident.
He is due back in court Jan. 8 to determine if he qualifies for a court-appointed attorney.
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Thursday, July 31 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:57:19 GMT
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