Sucks to be Robert Henderson
. Investigators reportedly followed the Grandview man into a Lee's Summit movie theater
in July 2008, watched as he slid a camcorder out of his winter parka -- yes, a parka in July (doh!) -- and proceeded to catch him taping The Dark Knight
Fast-forward to February 22, 2010: Henderson appeared yesterday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City to hear his fate in the bootlegging case. And it was ugly. Ugly like Heath Ledger-as-The-Joker-scary ugly.
U.S. District Judge Gernando Gaitan sentenced Henderson to 24 months in jail and ordered him to pay a $24,738 fine.
The feds had seized 1,240 bootlegged copies of The Dark Knight
from Henderson before arresting him, which prompted the Motion Picture Association of America
, to calculate that 1,240 moviegoers would have spent $24,738 to see the flick in the theaters.
Not exactly beer money, OK. Unless you're Warner Bros., which has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide
on Ledger's ugly mug.
What would The Joker think?