The Texas Theatre
231 W. Jefferson Boulevard
Numerous witness accounts describe Oswald on the run after shooting Officer Tippit at the intersection of 10th Street and Patton Avenue. Taxi driver William Scoggins claimed Oswald, revolver in hand, muttered something along the lines of "Poor dumb cop" as he headed away from the site of the Tippit ambush. After a curious 30 minute period in which his movements cannot be accounted for, he was spotted walking quickly past the storefronts on Jefferson Boulevard.
The ticket taker didn't notice that he had not paid, but across the street, shoe salesman Johnny Brewer had been watching news coverage of the assassination and spotted a cagey Oswald dart inside the cinema, which was showing a Friday afternoon matinee of "War is Hell." Soon a phalanx of officers surrounded the theater. The house lights went up and Oswald was apprehended, but not without a fight. Police claimed he was roughed up after he pulled a pistol(the same one used to shoot Officer Tippit) and tried to fire it(the firing pin apparently jammed). Oswald emerged from the Texas Theatre in handcuffs, with a shiner and claiming police abuse.