People at a screening of “The Avengers” movie on Friday night began to panic after a preacher got up to the front of the theater and started mentioning death.
“I think when he said, ‘If you were to die tonight, would your passage to heaven be guaranteed?’ I think that’s when people started panicking,” Susie Arias told CBS-LA News. At least two people were injured as a worried crowd tried to escape the theater. A woman had to be hospitalized after hitting her head and a man was seen limping in footage taken in the cinema’s halls.
The incident occurred when a 28-year-old preacher with Truth and Triumph Ministries, Michael Webber, made his way to the front of the packed theater. “Last night was an anomaly,” said Webber. “The lights did not turn up for quite a few minutes, and so I really couldn’t see anyone’s reaction except those of the people just right around me.”
“It’s extremely unfortunate that anyone sustained injuries because of this,” Webber continued. “Again, I was unarmed.” The preacher was charged with a misdemeanor.