Suspect Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Frances McDormand Best Actress Oscar - NBC4 Washington

Suspect Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Frances McDormand Best Actress Oscar

By the time McDormand arrived, Oscar in hand, to the popular Governors Ball, she "had set it down and was chatting" when she realized someone swiped it

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Los Angeles police say a man has been arrested for stealing Frances McDormand's Oscars trophy after the Academy Awards.

    Officer Rosario Herrera, a police spokeswoman, says 47-year-old Terry Bryant was arrested Sunday night on suspicion of felony grand theft. She says he was being held on $20,000 bail Monday morning.

    Authorities say the Oscar was allegedly stolen during the Governors Ball after party. Herrera said Bryant had a ticket for the event.

    McDormand received the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri."

    A telephone number for Bryant couldn't immediately be located and it wasn't clear if had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.

    Sunday evening the New York Times' Cara Buckley tweeted when McDormand arrived, Oscar in hand, to the popular Governors Ball, she "had set it down and was chatting" when she realized someone swiped it.

    Buckley tweeted a photo of the person who allegedly "grabbed" the award and "ran out with it," telling her followers, "Wolfgang Puck's photographer stopped him, got the Oscar back, and the guy disappeared back into the ball." Apparently, Buckley told her followers, the actress simply asked security "to let him go."

    The actress was spotted "crying" after giving up her search, USA Today reported.