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Deer crashes stage at Arlington Co. theater


SHIRLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A deer with a flair for the dramatic crashed the stage Tuesday at the Signature Theatre as the crew was preparing to open a new show.

"He was young and he was frightened," said Mick Coughlin who was in a production meeting at 9:30 a.m. when the deer bolted through an open loading dock door.

The young buck with velvety antlers made its way down a long hallway, past dressing rooms onto the stage of the theater where set construction for an upcoming show "The Fix" was underway.

The Signature tweeted a fuzzy photo of the deer.

As crew members scattered and shut doors to confine the deer, Coughlin worked to shoo the animal back down the hallway where it exited a backstage door that had been propped open.

Man wanted for Arlington office burglaries


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Arlington County police are asking for the public's help identifying a man wanted in connection to numerous office burglaries in the county.

Police describe the suspect as a 190-pound black man with a height between 5-feet 11-inches and 6-feet. In some incidents, the man appears to be carrying a small towel in or on his hand.

The suspect was caught by surveillance cameras during a July 7 robbery at an office suite in the 2300 block of Clarendon Boulevard. At around 7:40 a.m., police believe the suspect entered the building and stole an unsecured laptop computer. He allegedly put the laptop into a black and blue colored backpack before leaving the building.

Police say the suspect targets office suites during the early mornings as employees begin to arrive or later in the afternoon when most people have gone home for the day.

Planned Arlington gun shop won't open


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A planned gun shop for North Arlington won't open its doors after the property owner backed out of the lease.

Nova Firearms had planned to open a store in the shopping center on North Pollard Street near Lee Highway.

The store had been a source of controversy for some nearby residents, who created a petition opposing the store and threatened to boycott nearby shops.

The property owner said the decision to sever the lease was independent of the public outcry.

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Man with scissors robs Arlington bank


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) – A man holding a pair of scissors and with a black cloth covering his head robbed an Arlington bank on Monday evening.

The man entered the Capital One bank in the 4700 block of N. Lee Highway shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, say Arlington County Police Department officials.

The suspect was described as a male between 5'4" and 5'7" tall with a slim build. He was wearing a black, long sleeve shirt, black pants and no shoes with white socks.

Police released images from bank surveillance video on Tuesday.

The Arlington County Police Department and FBI's Washington Field Office are investigating the robbery.

Capitals home opener will be Oct. 10 against Devils


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- Get ready, hockey fans! The Washington Capitals just announced that the home opener will be October 10 against the New Jersey Devils at 7:00 p.m.

The Capitals are still 6-1-1 all-time in season openers at Verizon Center. Washington posted a 4-1-0 record against New Jersey last season and outscored the Devils 17-6.

The Capitals are 98-74-13-13 all-time against New Jersey and 58-29-6-7 against the Devils at home.

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Residents, officials to discuss Reagan National noise


ARLINGTON (WUSA9) -- A meeting about Reagan National airport noise issues will be held by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Metro Washington Aviation Administration (MWAA) Thursday evening in Arlington.

Residents living in the area of the airport and others who are impacted by the airplane noise in the area are being invited to discuss their issues and hear possible solutions suggested by the FAA and MWAA.

The meeting is taking place at the Courthouse Plaza located at 2100 Clarendon Blvd on the third floor of the County Administrative building in room 307. The meeting will be from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Potty mouths in Arlington may now be fined up to $250


ARLINGTON (WUSA9) -- An amended law has potential potty mouths talking in Arlington.

This comes after Arlington County's Board changed the fine for a first offense of public cursing to an amount of up to $250, from a previous fine of $100.

However, the code used to cap the maximum fine for three or more instances of public cursing within a year at $500. Now, a maximum of $250 is in effect. The actual fine is up to a judge to decide, within those guidelines.

Intoxication or using profane swearing in public is a Class 4 misdemeanor in Virginia, according to the Washington Post.