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Accused Oscar Thief May Take Case to Trial

Attorney Daniel Brookman says the intrinsic value of an Oscar statue doesn't warrant charges of felony grand theft.

KNX Midday News with Chris Sedens
March 28, 2018 - 10:29 am

LOS ANGELES (KNX1070) - The man accused of swiping Frances McDormand's Oscar appeared in a downtown L.A. courtroom Wednesday. 

Terry Bryant has an attorney who says he’ll take the case to trial. Bryant posted the infamous video on Facebook of himself pretending he had won the Oscar while at the Governor's Ball after the Academy Awards.

Attorney Daniel Brookman has said this case is overcharged since the intrinsic value of an Oscar statue doesn't come close to $950, the amount needed legally for the crime of felony grand theft.