Movie theater evacuated after man uses pepper spray to open beer

By Ben Hooper  |  Nov. 3, 2017 at 9:27 AM
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Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Emergency responders in a German city said a movie theater was evacuated when a patron's attempt to open his beer with a can of pepper spray went awry.

The Osnabruek Fire Department said a 29-year-old man attending a movie at a cinema in the Theodor-Heuss-Platz area attempted to use a can of pepper spray as a tool to open his bottle of beer about 9:50 p.m. Monday.

The bottle cap tore a hole in the can of pepper spray, which expelled its contents into the theater.

The movie theater was evacuated and firefighters determined it would have to remain closed for the night.

The fire department said no serious injuries were reported from the incident.

"Please do not open beer bottles with pepper spray cartridges," the fire department said in a Facebook post. "Also don't use handguns, grenades, bayonets, air bombs or brass knuckles.

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