Watch Oscar theft suspect walk away Academy Award

Watch Oscar theft suspect walk away Academy Award

Watch Oscar theft suspect walk away Academy Award

McDormand won the Oscar, her second, for her performance in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".

Los Angeles police say Bryant had a ticket for the ball and he quickly yielded it when confronted by officers.

Bryant is due back in court on March 28.

Bryant remains in custody. apparently he's been unable to post the $20,000 for bail. According to the criminal complaint, Bryant "did unlawfully steal, take, carry, lead, and drive away" McDormand's Best Actress Oscar statuette, which has a value of more than $950.

Bryant was arrested after McDormand's best actress Oscar went missing briefly at the lavish Governor's Ball party in Hollywood, where Academy Award winners have their statuettes engraved following the annual ceremony.

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

Bryant also posted a video on social media of himself at the event holding an Oscar statuette and telling other guests he was a victor.

Late in the evening, McDormand was spotted red-faced from laughing and crying after an unidentified man lifted the trophy while she was chatting and darted out of the Ray Dolby Ballroom where the party was being held.

Terry Bryant, 47, entered the plea shortly before a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge said he could be released on his own recognizance. Bryant's spiritual advisor Naomi Levy spoke with reporters outside of the courtroom, saying Bryant is a "sweet and gentle man of faith". "This is mine", he said, before planting a kiss on the Oscar's head.

He faces a maximum sentence of three years in county jail if convicted. "I take care of my flock".

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