HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) — A man has been arrested in connection with the theft of Frances McDormand’s Best Actress Oscar statuette at the Governor’s Ball, the LAPD said Monday.
Terry Bryant, 47, was booked on suspicion of felony grand theft, according to LAPD Media Relations.
Police say Bryant had a ticket to the Oscars, but it wasn’t clear how he gained access to McDormand’s statuette.
Video posted to the Terry Bryant Djmatari Facebook page appeared to show Bryant posing with the Oscar and shouting, “This is mine!!” The suspect is heard being addressed as “Terry” in the video.
“Look at this, baby…my team got this tonight….this is mine!” Bryant is heard saying on the video as others congratulate him off-camera.
A New York Times reporter tweeted the suspect ran out with the Oscar before a photographer working for Wolfgang Puck stopped him.
McDormand, who had picked up the Oscar for Best Actress for her work in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” earlier Sunday night, had apparently just gotten her name engraved on the statuette at the awards show after party.
Bryant does not appear to be a stranger to red carpets.
CBS2/KCAL9’s Suzanne Marques was reporting from the HBO party after the Golden Globes in January when Bryant appeared in her live shot.