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Leaf-blower prank at movie theater could bring charges

Authorities are weighing whether to file criminal charges against one adult and three minors suspected of causing a panic by revving a leaf blower in a Newport Beach movie theater last month. Newport Beach police said they have finished their investigation and on Tuesday sent the case to the Orange County district attorney's office and the county probation department, which handles juvenile cases. Authorities declined to say what charges they're considering, but Newport Beach police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella told Times Community News, "We wouldn't hand over a case if we didn't think there was a law broken." Police previously said the four suspects...

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