Warrants put out for IL man accused of pulling out handgun at movie theater

Warrants have been put out for an Illinois man accused of pulling out a gun at a movie theater in Paducah.

Paducah police say 64-year-old John Grabinski is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree disorderly conduct, fourth-degree assault, and menacing.

Police say Grabinski has not yet been arrested.

The incident happened Saturday morning at the Cinemark Theater in Paducah.

The victim, 38-year-old John Hempen of Paducah, told police that Grabinski began cursing at his 14-year-old son for kicking the back of his seat in the movie theater.

Hempen and Grabinski then got into an argument which turned physical after Grabinski allegedly pushed Hempen.

Hempen and several witnesses said Grabinski was knocked to the ground and when he got up he was brandishing a handgun.

Three men escorted Grabinski from the theater. He has been barred from Cinemark property.

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