A New Jersey man helping a friend with a marriage proposal faces criminal charges after he lit fireworks that were mistaken for gunfire, causing panic among patrons at a movie theater on Wednesday night.
Customers inside the theater began calling 911 after they mistook the fireworks outside for gunshots they believed were coming from inside. The patrons were evacuated and police officers arrived on scene to find remnants of discharged fireworks.
Sanders, 23, was arrested and charged with fireworks infraction and disorderly conduct, according to records obtained by the Ashbury Park Press. He has since been released from custody.
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