I gave into temptation and went to see "The Matrix Reloaded" at Hollywood 27 at 100 Oaks Mall. As I was leaving the movie theater, around 10 pm, in the long hall that led to the front door, several police officers were hustling a tall, skinny black man of about 18 out of the movie theater. Maybe "police officers" is not quite the right phrase, since these were not Metro police. They were hatless, and wore very dark blue, almost black-looking uniforms. Their shirts seemed more like T-shirts and had the word "AGENT" printed in large white letters on the back. (I almost thought that this was some sort of publicity stunt related to "The Matrix Reloaded.") I had a harder time reading the front of the shirts, but I think it said "TBI Agent" (although it could have said TBA Agent, although that does not make sense to me).
A couple of things struck me as odd. First, there were at least 6 officers to arrest one guy. Second, after a lot of yelling on the part of the guy and squirming, one cop got him pinned down on the ground with his hands behind his back, and the cop was basically kneeling on his back to hold the guy down. Third, they seemed to have no squad car or paddy wagon available to take this guy away. Instead, they seemed to be awaiting the Metro police, several of whose cars pulled in as I was pulling out. Fourth, none of the other officers had a bullhorn to speak to the crowd with, and plenty of people were milling around just a few feet from where all this was going on.
This just seemed bizarre to me. I wonder what crime this fellow