Saturday, 21 July, 2018

Watch Oscar theft suspect walk away Academy Award

McDormand flaunts her award with Sam Rockwell Allison Janney and Gary Oldman McDormand flaunts her award with Sam Rockwell Allison Janney and Gary Oldman
Melinda Barton | 08 March, 2018, 14:50

Prosecutors have requested his bail be set at $20,000. "You know what? I can't believe I got this", Bryant says to the camera. He said Bryant has had no contact with law enforcement for six years and represented no threat to the community.

Bryant was near the exit of the Governors Ball when he was caught on camera with the Oscar statue in hand, but his attorney says don't jump to any conclusions.

"I can confirm that, after a brief time apart last night, Frances and her Oscar were happily reunited", McDormand's rep said.

Reuters Television captured Bryant leaving the event holding the statuette saying, "We got it". He was caught by a photographer who spotted him at the Governors Ball with the award. In this photo, Frances McDormand is seen attending the 90th Annual Academy Awards Governors Ball at the Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018. McDormand smiled and laughed as she entered the party and her son carried her Oscar into the party, the footage shows.

A video, which has since been deleted, appeared on Bryant's Facebook page which showed him holding the award while wearing a tuxedo.

The guy who allegedly stole Frances McDormand's Oscar is not going to escape criminal charges just because she doesn't want him prosecuted. and that's because she's not the victim.

The Academy Award was returned to McDormand, police said.

Bryant, 47, has been charged with one felony count of grand theft.

"They're very hard to pawn or sell", Brookman said. But she agreed that several years of good behavior and the lack of a threat to the community justified Bryant's release.

In the video, Bryant films himself drinking alcohol and kissing an Oscar, exclaiming, "This is mine!"