Man questioned for wearing Google Glass in movie theater

Google Glass team member Salil Pandit wears Google Glasses at a booth at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco, Wednesday, May 15, 2013.

January 21, 2014 5:13:47 PM PST
An Ohio man was questioned for hours after authorities pulled him out of a movie theater because they thought he was using Google Glass to illegally record the movie he was seeing.

In an email posted on the Gadgeteer tech blog, the man says his Glass was turned off but he was still wearing the high tech eyewear because they were prescription lenses he needed to watch the movie. He says about an hour into the film, he was yanked from the theater, taken into a room and repeatedly asked why he was recording the movie.

The man says he was interrogated for 3.5 hours before he was able to convince the federal agents from the Department of Homeland Security to check his Glass to see that he wasn't recording anything.

The theater gave him four free tickets for his trouble.