Vigil held for movie theater manager

October 30, 2008 7:21:27 PM PDT
A vigil was held Thursday by friends of a movie theater manager shot and killed during an attempted robbery.They are remembering 48-year-old Mark Buhaug at the place where he worked -- the Marquee Cinemas in the Wakefield Commons Shopping Center.

"He had a lot of heart. He didn't deserve it," friend, Tiffany Bolinski said. "He was very hardworking and he had a lot going for him in life and we all just dearly miss him more than anything."

Buhaug was sitting behind the box office window Friday night when a masked man demanded money then shot and killed him. Flowers now serve as a memorial at the window.

Buhaug's friends and co-workers say he had a passion for the movie business.

He was a 25 year veteran and was fascinated with 3D animation. He worked at Marquee Cinema since 2005.

On Monday authorities arrested 40-year-old Anthony Bimbo, after a New Jersey State trooper recognized a stolen car.

Days before investigators arrested Bimbo's stepson 18-year-old Jason Ziliniski and 19-year-old Ryan Becker. All three men are charged with murder.

Eyewitness News spoke with Bimbo's neighbor who said he was a good man, but times were hard for him. According to them; Bimbo's wife left him, he had recently lost his job and was out of money.

Neighbors say they are aware of his alleged involvement in a series of home burglaries over the last few months, but still find it hard to believe he is capable of murder.


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