Anne Arundel County Police said they arrived at the Hoyts Movie Theater at 1591 West Nursery Road at 7:29 p.m. Friday evening, where they met with an investigator from the Motion Picture Association of America, a trade association which represents members of the motion picture, home video and television industry, according to its website.
The investigator said he had followed the men into the theater from the parking lot, where he saw both with cameras and recording equipment. The men went into theater 9, where "The Fate of the Furious" was playing, and the investigator said he saw the men illegally recording the movie.
The two were then detained by Anne Arundel police officers.
The men, Troy Montgomery Cornish, 38, of Baltimore, and Floyd Lee Buchanan, 35, of Dundalk, were charged with Recording/Unauthorized Movie Theater, for recording the movie inside the theater without authorization. The theater's manager confirmed that he did not give the suspects permission to record the movie.
According to a charging document, the men face one year in prison and/or a $2,500 fine if convicted.
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