The 43-year-old man who crashed his car through a security gate at a Warner Bros. lot allegedly told police that he was upset the studio hadn't paid him for his starring roles in blockbuster films, and that the stunt was meant to draw media attention to his plight.
Appearing in Los Angeles Superior Court on Tuesday for a hearing, prosecutors said Michael Rodriguez-Cintron told detectives that he had starred in "The Matrix" and "Spider-Man," and that the leading men pictured in the films were superimposed. He claimed he was owed millions by the movie studio.
Burbank Police Det. Jeff Lamoureaux testified that the claims raised red flags that Rodriguez-Cintron may be mentally unstable. It may also have been a prank, officials said.