Theater calls cops on diabetic man for bringing in strawberries

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Date: March 28th, 2014

strawA Brooklyn movie house in health-food-centric Park Slope called the cops on a diabetic customer — just because he was munching strawberries that were sold outside the cinema.

“It was embarrassing. I didn’t expect it. Two police officers came and told me to leave with a full theater of people watching. I said ‘Is this for real?’ and they said, ‘Yes, you have to leave,’?” said Michael Kass, a 41-year-old financial analyst.

Kass, who has Type 2 diabetes, couldn’t eat the junk food for sale at the Park Slope Pavilion, so he brought a carton of prewashed strawberries to keep his insulin level in check during a showing of “Divergent” on Sunday, he said.

Midway through a preview, 10 minutes later, the manager and two cops escorted him out of the building, citing his berry bad snack.  More

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