Disabled Maryland Man Allegedly Murdered By Police For Wanting To See A Movie (VIDEO)

a-ROBERT-SAYLOR-386x217Robert Saylor was a 26-year-old man with Down Syndrome. He apparently loved the movie Zero Dark Thirty so much that he wanted to stay for a second showing. The New Market, MD man was at the Frederick, MD theater with his health care worker when theater security tried to kick him out. They called the police and Saylor died later that evening.

From WJLA:

Saylor was at a movie theater with a health aide in Frederick on the night of the incident. He had just watched Zero Dark Thirty and refused to leave the theater after the film ended, authorities say.

Three deputies were called to handle the situation. Saylor was handcuffed and was allegedly resisting arrest when he had what authorities describe as a medical emergency.

According to a law enforcement source familiar with the case, the 26-year-old went into distress when he was put face down on the ground.


Deputies removed the handcuffs and took him to a hospital, where he was later declared deceased.