Police Defuse Hostage Situation at Popcorn Company

Police Defuse Hostage Situation at Popcorn Company

And you thought your boss was–wait for it–unpopular.

Los Angeles’s KABC reports that police arrested a woman Tuesday after allegedly taking hostage the CFO of Popcornopolis, an El Segundo “gourmet popcorn” company.

Authorities say the woman, armed with a handgun, told all employees in the company’s corporate headquarters to leave the building except the company’s CFO around 8 AM local time. She allegedly held the man hostage for over three hours before surrendering to police outside the building.

As the situation unfolded, a delivery service reportedly left a box containing a Popcornopolis Three-Way Tin on this author’s doorstep. The flavors contained in the two-gallon tin included Caramel, Cinnamon Toast, and Cheddar.

In his initial reaction to the product, this author described the contents as “quite delicious,” with “impressive kernel sizes” and “generous seasoning.”


Photo: Popcornopolis.com