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Vandalism at Becky’s Drive-In

It was far from the kind of ending Becky’s Drive-In Theatre envisioned when it showed its last movie of the season Saturday night.

While the horror movie, “The Night of the Living Dead,” was showing at the popular Walnutport drive-in, an act of vandalism occurred.

The drive-in posted several details of the incident on its Facebook page.

“On Screen 1, in our men’s restroom, someone deliberately lit the toilet paper and hand towels on fire in their dispensers! How sad is that?

“Luckily, our projectionist smelled the plastic burning and was able to put the fire out before it spread to the other parts of the building. That could have been a terrible outcome. Our very expensive digital projector was in the next room. The entire building could have burned down.”

Regardless, the incident could result in the drive-in not having its Triple Horror Movies each October, according to the post.

“We have been very fortunate with having wonderful, caring patrons through the years. There is always one bad apple in the bunch.”

Contacted this morning, Cindy Deppe, co-owner/manager, said the drive-in isn’t accustomed to acts of vandalism.

“It doesn’t occur very often,” Deppe said. “It’s unusual for us to have this happen to us.”

Deppe said a “nice reward” will be given out to anyone who attended the drive-in that night who has any information about the incident. People can be assured if they come forward, their name will not be given out, according to the post.