A man was arrested for allegedly stealing Frances McDormand’s Oscar from her table at The Governors Ball following the Oscars, but the statuette was recovered.
Detained By A Photographer
Terry Bryant, 47, was booked on suspicion of grand theft, said Los Angles police Officer Norma Eisenman. Bryant had a ticket to the event at the Hollywood & Highland Center, Eisenman said.
The suspect grabbed McDormand’s Best Actress statue from her table and ran off but was detained by a photographer and held by security until police arrived, the celebrity news website TMZ.com reported.
McDormand Asked That The Man Be Given A Pass
“Frances noticed her Oscar was (missing) from the table and notified security …” according to TMZ.
McDormand asked that the man be given a pass, but he was arrested anyway, the entertainment-oriented website Blast reported.
Best Actress Oscar
Minutes before his arrest, the man shot a video of himself with the award, and asked party attendees if they wanted a photo with the Oscar, TMZ reported.
McDormand took home the award for Best Actress for her role in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.”