Just when you thought the man arrested in connection with the theft of Frances McDormand’s Best Actress Oscar couldn’t get more harebrained, accused thief Terry Bryant posted a video on Facebook holding the award.
The video, which was filmed at the Governors Ball directly after Sunday’s annual Academy Awards show, sees Bryant clutching and kissing the award, while bragging to the camera about his supposed victory, which he claimed was for “music.”
“Sup babies, look, my team got this tonight,” he said. “Who wants to tell me congratulations?” he added as onlookers asked to touch the statuette and offered him well wishes, apparently not realizing that the Oscar belonged to McDormand.
Bryant then asked “where the Jimmy Kimmel part was at” before proclaiming “look I got this, it’s mine!” and that “I can’t believe I got this” as he held the gleaming statuette high.
Eventually, things didn’t turn out so well for Bryant. An LAPD spokesperson told TheWrap that he was booked on felony grand theft charges. Authorities said he had a ticket to the event.
On Sunday, New York Times culture reporter Cara Buckley tweeted a picture of Bryant that was taken by Wolfgang Puck’s photographer, along with her description of the incident.
“Security at the Governors Ball are looking for this guy, who grabbed Frances McDormand’s Oscar and ran out with it. Wolfgang Puck’s photographer stopped him, got the Oscar back, and the guy disappeared back into the ball. Apparently Frances has said to let him go,” wrote Buckley.
Watch Bryant’s video above: