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Man arrested at Trillium Theater after wearing fake CIA badge, carrying loaded gun

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(07/31/13) - The FBI says it arrested a man who showed up at the Trillium Theater, in Grand Blanc Township, wearing body armor and carrying a gun with at least 34 rounds of ammunition.

Cassidy Delavergne was charged, Wednesday, with having a fake CIA employee ID.

Court records say Delavergne told agents he had a concealed weapon permit and didn't want to leave his gun unattended.

He also said he wore the badge to minimize any concerns about his gun.

Trillium Theater employees called police Tuesday night when they saw Delavergne walk in carrying a hand gun and sporting a bullet-proof vest.

Police say when they arrived, he was watching "Red 2," a movie about a retired CIA agent.

"When they see things like this, someone with body armor on and a gun strapped to their side, they get nervous," said Detective Matt Harburn, with the Grand Blanc Township Police Department. "They ask him to step outside to talk to him, the gentleman does that, and once they're outside they inquire how he's dressed and at that point he displays a CIA card, like an official card that he tries to pass he's a CIA agent."

That fake ID badge is what got him arrested. Delavergne has a license for the gun and it's not illegal to carry it in the theatre, but now he's charged with impersonating a federal agent. The FBI is handling the case now.

The FBI also says Delavergne had more than 100 rounds of ammunition in his car.

"One hundred rounds can be contained in a box of ammo holds 50 rounds, so we're only talking about a couple boxes," Harburn said.

Police say there was no indication he was going to fire the gun. We reached out to NCG Cinemas and they weren't worried about any danger either.

"We had no concerns that anything was going to happen, like I said, the guy was acting normal, he had popcorn, he was there with him mom and was sitting there watching the movie," said Mark H, Chief Operating Officer with NCG.

We learned Delavergne works at a Flint Township software store. The owner says he worked there for about year, and he described him as a nice guy.

We contacted the Genesee County Jail, but his name was not in their system, so we aren't sure if he's out on bond or in custody as of Wednesday night.

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