Jamar K. Washignton, Jr.
Courtesy Virginia Beach Police Department
Updated: Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013, 4:45 PM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 19 Mar 2013, 8:06 AM EDT
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP/WAVY) - Two men face prison time for wearing a clown mask in a Virginia Beach theater.
Blake Newtown,19, pleaded guilty to wearing a mask in public during a Tuesday court date. He will be sentenced in June.
Twenty-year-old Jamar K. Washington Jr. also pleaded guilty. He faces five years in prison and a $2,500 fine.
Prosecutors say Washington and Newton caused a panic when they walked into the theater on Oct. 8, 2012 wearing clown masks.
The incident occurred just months after a gunman killed 12 people and injured 58 others at a theater in Colorado.
Washington told police the men weren't aware of the Colorado massacre. He said they had worn the masks at malls and on buses without any problems.
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