A 23-year-old man was stabbed in Anaheim after getting kicked out of a screening of “Straight Outta Compton” at a movie theater in Orange, police said Tuesday.
The Santa Ana man was ordered out of Cinemark Century Stadium 25 at 1701 W. Katella Ave. for bringing alcohol into the theater, according to Orange police Lt. Fred Lopez.
The victim left the theater and ended up in Anaheim, where he got into an “altercation” with another person and was stabbed, Lopez said.
Orange police initially took the lead in the investigation until “evidence and witness statements revealed the stabbing took place in Anaheim,” Lopez said.
Initial reports that the stabbing happened in the parking lot of the movie theater were incorrect, Lopez said.
The victim suffered two stab wounds to the chest, but the injuries were not considered life-threatening, said Anaheim police Sgt. Ryan Blackburn. Anaheim police were summoned to Katella and Howell avenues on the border of Orange and Anaheim about 9:30 p.m. for a homeless man who had been stabbed a couple of times in the chest, according to Anaheim police Sgt. Daron Wyatt.
The victim was initially “uncooperative,” but said he was attacked outside the movie theater in Orange, Wyatt said.
So Anaheim investigators “go over there and find what they believe is a crime scene,” Wyatt said.
The case was then handed over to Orange police, Wyatt said.
“The report it happened in Orange came from the victim himself and whether he was truthful or not is under investigation,” Wyatt said.
The Katella and Howell intersection is about three-quarters of a mile away from the theater, Wyatt said.
—City News Service