(CBS) A man who was arrested and then cleared for having a gun in a movie theater just days after the Aurora theater shooting in July 2012, is suing the City of Thornton.
James Mapes was arrested for brandishing a weapon in a threatening way. Those charges were dropped but now he wants to clear his name.
Mapes had a booking photo, a record of his arrest and his story made national and international headlines.
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"If you get carjacked in the parking lot and you have your firearm home in a safe, it didn't do you a lot of good," said Mapes.