TILLAMOOK, Ore. -- The man who left a loaded gun in a Tillamook movie theater last year was found not guilty of charges this week.
Gary Quackenbush had been charged with recklessly endangering another person. His concealed weapon's permit was also revoked.
Quakenbush, 61, told police he tried to call the theater when he realized the gun was missing, but got no answer.
A 7th grader on a field trip found the gun the next morning when he took his seat to watch the movie with his class. Levi Crabtree and his friend Kolton McKinney did not touch the gun. They alerted a chaperone immediately and the theater was evacuated.
Quakenbush said he drove to the theatre, hoping the gun had been placed in the lost and found collection. But by that time, it was actually in the hands of police.
He said he was "twisting and turning" in his seat when he watched 'The Hobbit' and it apparently fell out of his holster.
He told KGW he was sorry for what happened and it was all an accident.
Background: Loaded gun found in Tillamook theater