Woman Faces Jail Time For Recording 20 Seconds Of Movie

August 2, 2007

19-year-old Jhannet Sejas is facing up to a year in jail and a fine up to $2,500 for recording about 20 seconds of the movie "Transformers."

Sejas readily admits to using her camera to record the climax of the movie. She said that she wanted to show the clip to her little brother and had no intention of selling it.

Minutes after taking the clip police showed up in the theater, confiscating her camera and escorting her from the theater. Sejas said that the assistant manager saw her holding up the camera and reported it to the general manager.

The Marymount University student was banned for life from the Regal Ballston Common movie theaters. Sejas' attorney, Sandy Hughes, said she hopes she can resolve the case before it goes to trial August 21st.

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