NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA.com) — Four teenagers have turned themselves in to police for questioning Tuesday evening in connection with a prank involving a leaf-blower at a Southern California movie theater.
Newport Beach police earlier had released security images of three Caucasian boys and one Caucasian girl, all of whom were described as being between the age of 15 and 20.
Less than three hours after the release of those images, CBS2/KCAL9 news cameras situated outside the Newport Beach Police Department captured two teenage boys and a girl as they arrived to the station with adult companions.
The incident in question had unfolded Saturday night at the Edwards Big Newport 6 movie theater complex in the 300 block of Newport Center Drive.
Three movie-goers were injured as they fled the theater in haste after witnesses say someone revved up a leaf-blower in Theater #3 during a screening of the psychological thriller “The Gift.”
All four subjects, according to police, may be linked to an unreported incident in Irvine that also involved a leaf-blower.
A police spokesperson confirmed that the teens at the police station were the same teenagers seen in the security photos and were being interviewed in connection with Saturday’s incident.
A fourth subject had arrived at the police station earlier Tuesday night. All were said to be cooperating with authorities.
Police have not confirmed that the teens were taken into custody nor what charges, if any, they may face.
This is a breaking news report. More information will be provided as it becomes available.