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Lawsuit alleges men ‘wielding machetes’ attacked woman in front of a Cinemark


By David Yates | Nov 26, 2019


BEAUMONT – In a scene that sounds straight out of a movie, a local woman alleges she was attacked by two men “wielding machetes” in front of a Cinemark theater.

Seeking punitive damages, Danielle Licatino filed the suit against Cinemark USA on Nov. 13 in Jefferson County District Court.

According to the lawsuit, on Nov. 18, 2018, Licatino went to see a movie at the Beaumont Cinemark when a SUV pulled up to the curb and two men “wielding machetes” emerged.

The men were hidden by the dark, allegedly caused by insufficient lighting, and assaulted Licatino. She sustained multiple blunt force kicks and punches to her body, which ruptured the staples/bands in her stomach from her gastric bypass surgery.

Licatino is accusing Cinemark of gross negligence, claiming the company acted with a “conscience indifference” for her welfare.

On top of punitive damages, she is suing for her alleged medical expenses, pain, mental anguish, impairment and disfigurement.

Provost Umphrey attorney Taylor Thompson represents her.

Judge Mitch Templeton, 172nd District Court, has been assigned to the case.

Case No. E-204895

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