Lakeshore teen bitten in the neck after watching Twilight movie

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  • The suspect in the "Twilight" biting
  • "THE TWILIGHT SAGA : NEW MOON" Image of movie poster courtesy AP.

NORTON SHORES, Mich. (WZZM) - A teenager watching the vampire movie "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" at a Norton Shores theater was bitten on the neck by another movie-goer.

Erin Westrate says the 30 or 40-year-old man sitting in front of her at the 5:00pm showing of New Moon on Friday. She says he was acting creepy from the movies' opening scene.

"Every so often if I said something or my friend said something he would lean back and make a sexual comment that was very unnecessary and not needed," says Erin.

Once the movie was over she tried to leave the theater but the line to leave was slow.

Erin then says he grabbed her by the back of the hair and pulled her down and bit her on the neck. The bite did not break the girl's skin.

Lt. Tim LaVigne, Norton Shores Police Department said that incident happened right in the theater, in the walk way walking out.

LaVigne said that the theater assisted the police department with their surveillance systems and were able to get an image of the suspect as he was leaving the theater. Police are now hoping the public can help provide them with his name.

Police say the man could be facing an assault charge.

The suspect is described as a white male with short, dark spiky hair and is believed to be approximately 45 years old and 5 feet tall. He was wearing a brown corduroy jacket and jeans at the time and was described as being unshaven.

Anyone with information is asked to call Norton Shores Police at (231) 733-2691, 911 or Silent Observer at (231) 72-CRIME. The incident happened at around 8:30 p.m. on Friday night, November 20.

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