Cops: Man inspired by gangster movie uses firebomb

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Posted: Nov 28, 2014 12:44 PM

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a 19-year-old inspired by a scene in "Gangster Squad" tossed Molotov cocktails in a suburban New York community.

Police say Brandon Scerri unleashed a couple of handmade incendiary devices Sunday on streets in Dobbs Ferry after watching a scene in the 2013 movie involving grenades. The film recounts police efforts to take down a mob boss in 1949 in Los Angeles.

The Journal News (http://lohud.us/1pvM2px) says no damage or injuries were reported.

Police say officers quickly located Scerri, but he fled while they talked to him. Dobbs Ferry police Detective Lt. James Guarnieri says Scerri eventually turned himself in.

He was arraigned on weapons possession and other charges.

No telephone number for him could be found. His lawyer's name wasn't immediately available Friday.