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Curtis ReevesWesley Chapel, FL – A retired police captain has been arrested after he shot and killed a man inside a Florida theater during an argument that started over the victim’s texting before a showing of Lone Survivor.

According to police, the incident happened at the Cobb CineBistro at Grove 16 complex a little after 1 p.m. Monday. The movie hadn’t started yet, but 71-year-old Curtis Reeves was getting aggravated with another patron, 43-year-old Chad Oulson, who was sitting in front of him with his wife.

According to witnesses, an argument started between the two men regarding Oulson’s texting. After asking Oulson to stop several times, Reeves left the theater to complain to staff. When he returned, the two men began arguing again.

After Oulson explained he was simply texting his 3-year-old daughter, one of the men threw popcorn at the other before Reeves pulled out a .380 caliber handgun and shot Oulson once in the chest. Oulson’s wife was also wounded by the same bullet after trying to tried shield her husband with her hand.

“I heard the victim say, ‘I can’t believe…,’ then he fell on us,” said 68-year-old Charles Cummings, who was in the theater with his son. “I asked if the guy was OK, and he started gurgling blood and then fell,” said Cummings’ son.

Chad and Nicole Oulson

Chad and Nicole Oulson

After the shooting, Reeves sat down and placed the gun on his lap. An off-duty Sumter County deputy inside the theater confiscated the gun and detained Reeves until police arrived. Reeves, a retired Tampa police captain, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder.

Tampa police issued a statement shortly after he was arrested, stating he retired in 1993. “He was instrumental in establishing the department’s first Tactical Response Team,” said the statement. “We are not aware of any contact with the department since his departure more than 20 years ago.”

The theater was immediately evacuated after the shooting and issued the following statement later that day:

We are deeply saddened by the events that occurred earlier today, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. The theatre is currently closed, and we are actively working with the sheriff’s office on this investigation. This was an isolated altercation between two guests that escalated unexpectedly. The safety, security and comfort of our guests and team members are always our top priorities, and we are truly heartbroken by this incident.”

I don’t agree with Reeves shooting Oulson to death over texting inside a theater, but Lord knows I’ve fantasized about doing something similar. I know some of you feel that it’s perfectly ok to talk and text during the trailers. But goddammit, I paid $20 dollars to watch the movie without rude distractions, and that includes the trailers – all 15 of them.

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  • Stephen Phillips

    Who the FUCK texts a three year old?

  • LuvsHorror

    I hate rude people too, but the movie hadn’t even started. I’ll let it go til then, but once the movie starts everyone better shut up and behave. But I’m not gonna shoot someone for it. Way to over react.

  • t3chsupp0rt

    While I hate people who text in theaters as much as the next person, I sure hope it was worth it to this guy to lose the rest of his own life to prison, leave a child without a father and a woman widowed. I hope he gets a nice long sentence, and lives just to the last day of it

  • Ninja0980

    I know I might ripped for this but this is the problem with people being able to bring guns in public places like this.
    Without the gun,the two couples might have been out eight bucks each but that would have been it.
    Now a little girl will grow up without her father,the victim’s wife is now a widow and the shooter will be spending the rest of his golden years behind bars.
    It isn’t worth it.

  • t3chsupp0rt

    But didn’t you hear?

    The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.

    And you don’t know who’s the bad guy until AFTER they already shoot someone.

    So it’s a necessary sacrifice that someone has to occasionally die violently and at random, to protect our right to carry our cock extensions everywhere we go, that’s the second amendment verbatim. It’s not to protect people, it’s to protect our fragile egos and give us the chance to feel like a hero once in awhile, even if we aren’t.

  • newstarshipsmell

    But Morbid, what about during the pre-trailer advertisements, before they drop the lights? I text/surf on my phone all the way through those in an effort to distract myself from the screen and prevent what’s left of my brain from completely melting.

  • newstarshipsmell

    This has the added benefit that when the lights actually drop, my phone is in hand and I am immediately reminded to either power it down or set it to vibrate-only, though the prevalence of “turn your phones off” PSAs in theaters these days makes that rather redundant.

  • newstarshipsmell

    Someone who knows the three-year-old has a babysitter present to read the texts to them and/or show them the texted images.

  • Lena60

    I hate when I am trying to watch a movie and some asshate is playing with his/her cellphone during it.Very rude.I guess the moral in this story is, don’t fuck with old people, they have nothing to lose.

  • thebossessecretary

    At least they didn’t BRING their three year old to the movies.

  • thebossessecretary

    This is why I go to the discount three dollar movie theatre. If someone is being an asshole or the movie sucks, I have no problem getting up and leaving to roam the mall.

  • link07

    Better question is who brings a gun to a movie theater?

  • Texas Ranger

    I bet 100 bucks of Morbids money he gets off, with a good lawyer. .380 cal? It’s the MINIMUM caliber considered a self defense round. Lawyer: “Your honor, he did not mean to kill him, he used the least amount of force he possibly could, the guy died because he couldn’t handle a little bitty bullet.” Florida jury will eat that shit up.

  • Texas Ranger

    Apparently nut-case ex-cops who think airborne popcorn present a threat to life, limb and property.

  • Texas Ranger

    Well it is a violent movie, kiddo might get nightmares watching that on a movie screen, let alone in real life. +1 for over protective parents in this case.

  • thinkaboutit75

    Neither of these guys were adults, they were both caught so much in themselves and their ego they both made dumb decisions. I was brought up to respect my elders and that simple fact alone would have saved this young mans life. If the old fart would have been mature enough to let this roll of his back the young man would have still been alive. Then again this account is sketchy..who threw the popcorn? If it was the young guy, the old cop may have believed a barrage of punches were to follow and decided I’ll go first. Can’t wait to follow this one up.

  • Jessie

    Booooo. No excuse. Put your god-damned phone away for a few fucking minutes and forget the fucking kid! What is wrong with people? Why is everyone so obsessed with their phones?

  • Jessie

    A phone-obessed D-bag, that’s who.

  • t3chsupp0rt

    I was brought up to respect my elders, too.

    That went right out the window once I found out that that was just an excuse for my elders to disrespect me without having it thrown right back at them.

    You don’t have any rights over anyone just because you are older than they are. Texting is not OK in a theater, but shooting someone is absolutely, most definitely, not OK.

    If it wasn’t this guy texting, would it have maybe been some little kid talking too loud? Why not?

  • t3chsupp0rt

    Won’t work, the victim was white. They might actually have a real trial.

  • thinkaboutit75

    Is there anything in my statement that said shooting him was ok? This is about being an adult. Either one could have changed seats right??? You sound a tad bit bitter and maybe the elders around you were shit bags like this one. My point is simply that many situations can be avoided with little if any inconvenience to an individual. It just so happens neither of these punks were willing to do that. Now one is dead leaving behind a wife and daughter (that he will never TEXT again) and the other potentially living out his golden years in prison. So you’re telling me that either of their actions were justified?

  • Nicole Wright

    My husband is a concealed carry holder as well as an ffl dealer and he has his concealed on him always. But we’re in Idaho so that’s pretty normal here….

  • ms.shani313

    “Forget the fucking kid” seriously? U don’t know what the situation was at hm.. or maybe he loves his kid enough he wanted to make sure they were ok..Do u have kids? U stupid fuck.. so ur saying he was justified to kill sum1 cuz their texting on THEIR phone? He shoulda had the staff escort them to a new seat if he wanted to c the trailers that bad. I hope u don’t get shot at a movie theatre.. I’d hate to know y..

  • Buffettgirl

    Not that what this guy did is by any means OK, but where did common courtesy go? When did it become acceptable to be blatantly rude? I leave my damn phone locked in the center console when I go into a movie. I never, ever will need my phone so badly that I can’t leave it in the car for a couple of hours while I relax with my guy at the movies for cryin’ out loud!

  • ms.shani313

    I’m not understanding y everyone is talking shit about the deceased. The movie hadn’t started AND he was texting.. not holding a phone conversation. And if my kid texts me im damn sure gonna text them bk.

  • itsknotme

    So is this a 3D movie or is this considered 4D – Live action?

  • ms.shani313

    I just had this convo with my hubby.. elders always want to say the younger gen is disrespectful when they r just as disrespectful. Wish I coulda gave ur comment 4 thumbs up

  • Buffettgirl

    So the fact that it’s completely rude doesn’t matter? Again, I’m NOT saying that Reeves was in the right, but maybe Oulson could have just been polite and stopped texting his three year old because they were in shared space and he was bothering another patron?

  • CT

    I cannot text to save my life. My autocorrect thinks that I am so incompetent that it cannot come up with suggestions because it has no idea WTF I am trying to say. There is a theme for me here today – CT and cell phones do not mix.

  • CT

    First glance – Willard Scott.

  • Jessie

    I have kids. And when I hire a sitter, its because I want to go out WITHOUT them. And I won’t get shot at the movies because my fucking phone is on vibrate. In my fucking pocket. Where it belongs.

  • Jessie

    Testosterone. Men. Can’t live with them, but you need someone to take out the trash :-p

  • Jessie

    Ugh. That’s because you are part of the problem. I hope you aren’t in the movies with me sitting behind you. There will be a large piece of gum stuck to your hair and you’ll find it when you get home or to the car :-D

  • Buffettgirl

    Actually, this is the second amendment verbatim:

    “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

    I don’t see anything in there about cock extensions, but I might be misreading it. It has to do with protecting ourselves from potential tyranny. I think they kept it short and sweet for a reason, so that it couldn’t be misconstrued…

  • Nicole Wright

    Oh god. Your loose (and totally idiotic) translation of the 2nd Amendment leads me to believe you voted for Obama. Obama, and the rest of his corrupt administration, is the reason we have the 2nd Amendment.

  • Nicole Wright

    That was much more succinct and tactful lol

  • Charlie

    We all have been accused of using our phones some place that we shouldn’t have, this doesn’t mean we should be murdered in front of our loved one.

  • Buffettgirl

    Thanks – I try to not bring politics into these things because I know I lean pretty far one way. A lot of folks here lean the other way, and that’s fine, it’s what our Republic is all about. But because I genuinely like almost every one on here, I try to leave the actual politics out of it. I was a little bothered by the “second amendment verbatim” bit so I had to say something. I think people forget that the reason the amendments are as concise as they are is so that there is little to no room for “interpretation” which is what politicians want us to do with our Constitution. Sorry, but for me those old dudes had a few points and they were good ones. I’ll leave it as is thanks! ;-)

  • VelvetGlove

    They were both wrong. The younger guy shouldn’t have engaged him in an argument–he could have just respectfully said, “sure, let me send my kid this last text, and I will put the phone away”. Instead, it sounds like he became combative that someone DARED to imply he was being rude by having his stupid phone out in the theater.

    However, I am of course not blaming the victim–the geezer completely overreacted and is obviously not stable if something so minor caused him to lose his shit like this. The entire situation is just senseless and a sad fucking commentary in more ways than one on our society, its priorities, and the way we treat one another.

  • t3chsupp0rt

    Your inability to sense sarcasm leads me to believe that you may have eaten too much lead paint as a child.

  • Jessie

    Well said! But I always blame the “victim” if they bring it on themselves :-p

  • t3chsupp0rt

    Either of them could have changed seats. Trayvon Martin would not have been shot if someone would have just stayed in their truck, or maybe if he’d just stopped when some random stranger wanted to question him. Those teenagers in Florida who got shot at a gas station for having their music too loud wouldn’t have been shot at if they had just turned their music down (I’m not TRYING to think of Florida stories, it’s just always Florida…).

    The thing with about 90% of humans it seems anymore is that the burden of removing yourself from a situation always has to fall on the other party, because the self is without blame.

    It’s a little silly to compare the two crimes though – text messaging in regards to your young child before a movie even starts, and someone shooting someone dead. I doubt the guy texting was really having anything to do with ego if that is in fact who he was texting (though I imagine it was probably a baby sitter more specifically). I don’t really think it was ego at all. I think it was just some crotchety old man with a gun and a temper problem.

  • t3chsupp0rt

    Text messaging isn’t really what I would consider something worth being shot over, so I wouldn’t really say that he brought it on himself (I know what you mean though, some people really do). Being pelted in the back of the head with popcorn or ice-cubes, yes, that punishment would easily fit the crime. Shooting, not so much.

  • t3chsupp0rt

    If you think I was being serious, you should probably just turn off the internet for today, because you know that’s ridiculous.

  • t3chsupp0rt

    Hmm, just read the report from the arrest… I’m afraid this guy might get off after all.

    Says that they got into a verbal argument, and then the victim hit him in the face with an ‘unknown object’, at which point he drew and shot, being in fear for his life.

    Being Florida, I think that’s probably enough for a valid self defense claim.

  • Buffettgirl

    It’s not you, or what you said – I fear that someone out there with maybe less than stellar comprehension skills might actually be dense enough to think that’s what the constitution REALLY says. I’ve seen the dumbass shit that people believe, it frightens me! ;-)

  • Buffettgirl

    Is the popcorn the “unknown object”, or is there an indication that something other than popcorn was thrown, like Junior Mints, or a Cherry Coke?

  • Nicole Wright

    I sensed the sarcasm. I also sensed your underlying disdain for gun owners and their 2nd amendment rights. Nowhere did I suggest that I thought your (retarded) post was literal, so I’m also sensing that you can’t really read good.

  • Nicole Wright

    Don’t bring a fist to a gun fight lol. Serves the asshole right. What 40-something year old man hits an elderly man in the face with ANYTHING?!

  • Texas Ranger

    use your crowbar on the phone to text. I promise it’ll spell everything right then.

  • Texas Ranger

    Yeah, Willard Scott with an itchy trigger finger.

  • Lena60

    I have never done that, but then I am not cell phone obsessed nor an asshat.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    Have to agree with Lena, although the guy didn’t deserve to be shot for texting – maybe a pistol whipping would have been more appropriate – I have never used a phone in a manner that was disrespectful to others.

  • NY_Mommy

    Ummm, the movie hadn’t even started yet. I would hope that you wouldn’t need to check on your kids right after leaving them thats just crazy. And if there was some kind of emergency at home then the texter should have removed himself from the movie while he handled the situation. Why the fuck should the old man ask for a new seat? I don’t think old man should have killed him but you make yourself sound like one of those annoying fucks in the theater that talks and what not during the movie.

  • Maria

    Newsflash: not everyone parents the way that YOU do. When I leave my kids with a sitter, I text them periodically. (Mine are much older) It makes me feel more secure. If you don’t have that issue, then you don’t have that issue. It doesn’t make you a better parent, or vice versa. I don’t have an issue with someone texting during the trailers if the house lights are still on. And I don’t have a control issue where everyone has to do things EXACTLY as I do it for my own agenda. I guess that’s why I haven’t killed anyone for being human and inconveniencing me. *shrug*

  • Buffettgirl

    Quick question: If you are the one doing the texting while the house lights are on, and you are asked to stop because another patron finds it rude, would you, or would you keep on going, because to you, as long as the house lights are up it’s OK? I’m not being a bitch, I’m trying to determine where you think the line should fall is all.

  • NY_Mommy

    I have never known a movie to have the house lights on while the trailers are playing. I could be wrong but never ever once have I witnessed this occurrence. Ever.

  • NY_Mommy

    When the movie Vacancy came out my lil sister asked me to take her and her lil friend since it was rated R. I obliged and picked them up and proceeded to the theater. I knew it was going to be trouble because as we’re walking from the car to said theater my sister’s friend starts telling a story about last time she was at a movie people were yelling at her to stop talking. Then the chatty cathys talked and giggled throughout the movie and I had to keep telling them to stfu. So they get all into the movie and it got worse. Every time something remotely scary happened this lil chick screamed. Loud. And for an extended period of time that was inappropriate. I had never been so embarrassed. I wouldn’t have minded if someone shot her. Not dead but a lil flesh wound would have been cool with me.

  • thebossessecretary

    I had this same experience taking two teenagers to church. Never again. They can stay heathens until their majority.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Count Rackula

    This somewhat reminds me of the movie “God Bless America.” Only the people who got shot were way more rude than this guy, and the shooters were a little more classy about it before they shot everyone in the theater. You know minus the girl who was polite. She was left untouched.

    It’s a crazy movie, but I guarantee that 99% of people on this site would dig it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07koWDo7-P0

  • DeweyCheatam

    and, they might be packing!

  • DeweyCheatam

    In your skinny jeans ….. lol

  • DeweyCheatam

    lmao …. I read that as saying that you’ve never witnessed yourself being wrong!

  • Buncheman

    “Eight bucks?” It’s fucking fourteen here in NYC. No wonder I barely go to the movies anymore…

  • Jessie

    :-D I actually prefer straight or boot cut

  • Aussie Sabbath

    What could a 3 year old have to say that is so important that it needed an immediate reply?
    Pretty sure it was a just nonsense like nivbcml,k cjnlicecknll, and Dad was like “That’s nice honey”

  • Aussie Sabbath

    I didn’t even know 3 year old could text coherent sentences. Dad was probably going to teach her poor phone manners too, had he lived.

  • fugly17

    To be fair, Chad looks like kind of a tool.

  • Maria

    I have. The last movie we attended started the trailers with the house lights. I don’t know why they do this, but at the theatres I usually go to in Vegas (where I live), the house lights go slightly dim during the trailers and completely shut off when the movie starts.

  • Maria

    I tried to answer this before and disqus stopped working. Basically, if I was confronted for texting while the house lights were still on, I would probably apologize and leave. However, the term “rude” is subjective in this context. I don’t consider it rude if the lights are on. Most people are still finding seats, talking loudly and generally not paying too much attention to what’s on the screen. If the lights are out, however, texting in the theatre is inappropriate.

  • newstarshipsmell

    The major reason texting is disturbing in a theater is due to the light from the screen lighting up a dark theater. With the lights still up, someone complaining about it being a disturbance – in the absence of loud noises associated with the texts (the victim could’ve already had his phone on vibrate, for all we know) – is being an unreasonable, self-centered control-freak asshole. It might be another matter if they were carrying on a loud conversation on the phone – and the actual trailers, rather than pre-trailer advertisements, were playing – but fuck this asshole. The kind of asshole that brings a gun to a movie theater, and then uses it amidst a petty fight, completely escalating the situation unreasonably, is the kind of asshole who causes trouble in the first place.

    If I were in the victim’s place, I would have politely suggested he move to another seat if it bothered him that much, and proceeded to ignore him. Team victim 100%.

  • newstarshipsmell

    Most theaters I’ve been to recently run 10-15 minutes of advertising on the screen, with the lights up, before they play the trailers and finally the feature. When the news reports say “trailers,” it wouldn’t be unreasonable to assume that they might simply report that to imply “before the film began” rather than “while the actual trailers were playing” – so it may very well have happened before the trailers as well.

  • newstarshipsmell

    Yeah, and I bet he has the sense to keep it concealed unless his life is really, genuinely in jeopardy.

  • newstarshipsmell

    Well, you could always log out of Disqus and then upvote the comment from three different proxies.

  • newstarshipsmell

    Yeah, I’m guessing the victim probably threw the bag of popcorn at him. Stupid move, and now he’s dead. I hope the ex-cop doesn’t get off scot-free.

  • velvetjoneslives

    It is like that at virtually ever theater I’ve been to. Try getting out more.

  • velvetjoneslives

    Yes, but this theater had a weapons prohibition, so technically psycho grandpa was the one in violation of the rules.

  • MrClayton

    I think the line is set by the theater. Both theaters I frequent have an announcement to remind patrons to silence their phones. I usually forget and that reminds me to put mine silent and away. Just last week my s.o. texted me while I was in the middle of a movie with my son. I kept it low, read it quickly, and put it away. I left the theater to place the return call. Simple stuff. Dont have it up ruining the movie for everyone else.

  • Herman von Pudding

    You’ve got my votes… *meow*

  • everjaded

    $0.02 on all of this: I live in this area. This theater is in my boss’s neck of the woods. Quiet place, usually. Was it rude for the victim to be texting during previews? Sure, a little. Worth killing him over? Fuck no. The shooter, it seems, has a short temper. Multiple people have come forward to describe altercations with him in the past, including a woman who he freaked out in the very same theater, for the very same grave offense of texting, just a few weeks back. This guy seems to have been spoiling for a fight (linked below).

    I get it that it’s annoying when people are rude in your vicinity. I tend to dislike the general population myself. But if someone causes such a low level problem I would seek out management to address the issue, or get a refund and leave. It’s just not that serious!!

    Also, I went to the movies on Friday night with a friend who has a conceal carry, and yes, we were armed (different theater chain, not breaking any rules). Why? Because insane assholes like this guy exist! We literally had a conversation about how people are crazy and how movie theaters have been in the news lately for shootings. Now realistically I don’t think being armed would have saved this particular guy, but there are some instances where it really could save your own life or someone else’s, like with the James Holmes shooting, perhaps. I’m sure plenty of people will disagree, but I’m of the “better to have one and not need it than to need one and not have it” mindset.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2538812/Gunman-shoots-husband-dead-injures-wife-dispute-texting-movie-Florida-theater.html

  • everjaded

    You nailed it exactly. This guy has gotten into altercations before at the same theater for the same reason, within the past 3 weeks. If moviegoing is THAT stressful of an experience for you if people don’t live up to your personal standard of conduct, and it’s THAT upsetting, then maybe it’s time to rent something from Redbox and stay your ass at home.

  • everjaded

    … and kill spiders. :)

  • SraChina

    Old bastard is on suicide watch,they should let him kill himself and save local (jail) and federal (medicare) tons of money…just saying

  • Lemont_Cranston

    Every time i hear about this story, my mind concocts a picture of Nicole throwing her hand in front of her husband to block the shot, like a super hero.
    I am pretty sure my natural reaction would be to huddle in a fetal position. I am not that cool.

  • Elizabeth McCarthy

    Why couldn’t the old guy just move. I find if something bothers ME that bad, I will move and save the argument, and quite possibly my life. There was absolutely NO need for him to pull a gun or use it. Guess that ex-cop thing still had him feeling he was in the right even if he was wrong.

  • Nicole Wright

    Has it been discussed whether or not the 71 year old shooter may have dementia or Alzheimer’s? I’m not trying to justify what he did, but it would help to explain his reasoning, or lack thereof. Sad story all around and a good reminder not to get into altercations with strangers. You never know who might be capable of taking it too far.

  • Bladenukem

    And Florida strikes again…..

  • newstarshipsmell

    Oh wow. I wasn’t sure if that would prove to be the case (the previous altercations) but I hope that contributes to ensuring he’s delivered some justice for it.

  • newstarshipsmell

    So leaving @DDJaded:disqus stranded all by herself in a podcast to power through an hour of material in 20 minutes doesn’t count? :P

  • rpgmomma8404

    I don’t seen how texting is a bad thing. I can agree about talking on the phone but texting has never been distracting for me.

  • t3chsupp0rt

    Yeah, I think it was the popcorn, but they put ‘unknown object’ in there.

  • t3chsupp0rt

    No, I know lots of great gun owners. I’m a country girl, and a very good shot.

    But that doesn’t mean I think that all people should have access to whatever guns they want, and I most certainly have a large disdain for everyone who thinks that everyone needs to carry them around everywhere, who whenever they hear a story about someone being needlessly shot, instead of thinking about the victims or what could be done to prevent this, they only think of themselves and get defensive that someone wants to take their stuff. A bunch of elementary school kids die? Well fuck, Obama gunna take our guns! A bunch of theater goers dying in a bloody massacre? Oh fuck, Obama gunna take our guns! Who gives a shit about what can be done in the future, someone wants to take our guns! Prevent everyone from doing anything ever!

    It’s the same story every time. And NO, it is NOT all gun owners. Just the loudmouths and the cowards, who are not the majority, they just make enough noise to fool everyone else that they are.

    Too many people are so focused on the second amendment that they don’t even know what the hell freedom means anymore. We can’t go to the movies or send our kids to public schools without wondering if someone’s going to die there at the hands of some lunatic. We have fire drills and earthquake drills, and now shooter drills, because shooters have become more common and dangerous than fires and earthquakes combined. Enjoy your freedom to carry around a gun, because we’ve lost all public security by making sure that the lunatics aren’t barred from owning weapons, either. Wouldn’t want to infringe on their freedoms, crazy people are Americans, too!

  • t3chsupp0rt

    People read Breitbart and take it seriously.

    Anyone who believes this crap deserves it.

  • thinkaboutit75

    Despite what you may say, you have elder issues be it from poor treatment by them or some other form of abuse. I’d disagree that it wasn’t ego/testosterone. What clear headed person is going to go back and forth with some geriatric about texting there daughter. There is such a thing as ignore…and why confront him saying you went and complained on me blah blah blah…why even bother if ego/test wasn’t playing a role. My question to you is it so bad to be that 10% with enough sense to say “I’m above this” you win??? I am not saying live your life lying down I am saying have enough common sense to know which battles merit the fight. In regards to the fight, I’m still waiting to find out who threw popcorn at who…it won’t justify the shooting but will definitely give the story a little more clarity.

  • thinkaboutit75

    ROFLMAO.. flesh wound ..#dead

  • ms.shani313

    Who knows if the phone was on vibrate or not? I guess u were there.. this dumb ass ex cop had fkn issues. If u checked the reports this wasn’t the first time he threatened someone n the same damn theatre. N u should watch what u say im sure if someone said fk ur kid u would hace a problem n thats what u said.. fuck the kid. UR ignorant to try to justify this dumb shit.

  • ms.shani313

    I understand u and her n yes I would stop or leave out and do it.. but texting and talking are two different things. How is texting someone interrupting the movie and as I stated earlier other people had the same problem at the same place with the same guy. Some people should just stay hm n watch Netflix

  • Jessie

    I believe, you ignorant ass, that I said “FORGET THE FUCKING KID”. I didn’t say FUCK THE FUCKING KID. Get it straight. If you can’t go a few minutes without checking your phone, you have a problem. And I’ll tell you this, you could do a LOT better typing on yours…..

  • Vesper B

    Agreed. My grandmother is completely disrespectful to my mother, her main caretaker. My mom takes it: I don’t and I refuse to take any sort of verbal abuse. I’ll stand up for my mom when I’m around and have told grandma: you want respect? Start giving it.

  • Jessie

    Like yourself, perhaps??? Put your phone down.

  • Buffettgirl

    Thanks for answering – I personally don’t care, as long as the theater lights are on. If they’ve been dimmed in any manner then it would bug me, but I wouldn’t do or say anything. If it were DARK, I might have a problem. My issue is that my eyes are sensitive to light, so that phone lighting up in the dark is actually, for a moment, painful to me. Even that isn’t worth pulling a gun on someone. I do have an issue with society in general regarding cell phones though. I HATE how attached to them the world is becoming. You go to a party or out to dinner anymore and all you see are people, heads down, entranced by their phones. I just want to shout “Hey, look up, there’s LIFE going on all around you, pay attention to that and not your little screen!”

  • bobomb

    maybe his screen was too bright.

  • bobomb

    he chose to “keep it real”.

  • DeweyCheatam

    Me, too. I was just razzing you a lil’ bit. :)

  • Buffettgirl

    It’s very jarring for some people to even have their line of sight interrupted by phones lighting up. I guess it is a personal thing. I go to the movies to watch the movie, trailers included, when people are there glued to their phones I want to ask them why they even bothered to pay $17.50 for their IMAX ticket when they would clearly rather be on their phone somewhere else.

  • Buffettgirl

    I was having a Jimmy Buffett moment when I wrote that yesterday (odd that with a name like Buffettgirl, that I might have a Buffett moment right?) in his song Fruitcakes there is a spoken part before the song starts and the second part of the spoken part is this:

    “Take for example when you go to the movies these days, you know.They try to sell you this jumbo drink, 8 extra ounces of watered
    Down cherry coke for an extra 25 cents. I don’t want it.
    I don’t want that much organziation in my life.
    I don’t want other people thinking for me.
    I want my junior mints. where did the junior mints go in the
    Movies. I don’t want a 12 lb. nestles crunch for 25 dollars. i
    Want junior mints.”

    I couldn’t help it, it made me laugh. :-)

  • Jessie

    I know, I know :-p Have you actually tried on skinny jeans? I can’t get my feet through the bottoms!

  • bobomb

    are…are your sis and her “lil friend” cute???

  • bobomb

    also, “Chad” is kind of a toolish name.

  • bobomb

    nowadays, anyone could be packing. :(

  • Buffettgirl

    I keep mine in the car when i go to the movies. It just seems like the polite thing to do to me. Clearly Reeves is a bit of a nut job, but I also think that Oulson was being rude if he kept it up after another patron asked him not to.

  • DeweyCheatam

    I haven’t worn anything with legs that narrow since stirrup pants!

  • DeweyCheatam

    yep, that was pretty much my point ….

  • Jessie

    Did you just say stirrup pants??? Oh dear god no.

  • NY_Mommy

    they are both cute except her friend has a mans voice.

  • DeweyCheatam

    lmao …. exactly the reaction that I expected!

  • bobomb

    can you post pics?

  • CT

    I’m seeing a theme here, bobomb.

  • MrClayton

    I think I have said it here before, but here it is again. As a truck driver, I have had downtime all over the country. I like to go to the theaters and in most occasions when I have been in a black community and in the theater, EVERYONE talks! It is so entertaining! At a horror flick: “DON’T YOU GO IN THERE” and stuff like that and in a comedy they are laughing loudly and talking to the movie! What I am saying is in different demographics, the experience or what behavior is expected in the theater is different. Although one should never have the phone out when the lights are down. EASY PEASY.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Morbid

    Touche

  • Lena60

    Well, you could get popcorn butter and salt in your eye.

  • Lena60

    So no phone boning?

  • Lena60

    Lmao too funny.

  • Lena60

    Can you perv some where else?

  • Texas Ranger

    Shit, I do that anyway with my own damn popcorn…just an excuse for the dude to shoot somebody.

  • ms.shani313

    We’ll c u on the news for child neglect.. haha that’ll b funny. Just what the fuck I said u dumb cunt bitch. It was a fkd up situation n ur sorry ass is justifying the use of deadly force for something so trivial. Get ur life together..

  • DeweyCheatam

    lmfao …. I heart you, Jessie!

  • Jessie

    :-p

  • Aussie Sabbath

    Child neglect for not texting your kid back right away…that’s a laugh.

  • Jessie

    I know, right? I guess I’m headed for the front page of your site soon :-D

  • Aussie Sabbath

    Oh I’ll make sure I give you a proper BB reaming :D
    “Mother doesn’t text child back right away: Child knows disappointment”
    “What was this idiot thinking?! Her precious diddums didn’t get a text back! Disappointment is SO bad for a child! They’ll grow up not thinking they’re the centre of attention. An absolute tragedy! She should be shot!”

  • Ann Stone

    2 things: a). I’ve wanted to kill idiots in the theater, before & b). Texting three year children is a sign of the apocalypse.

  • Ann Stone

    And the moral of the story is: Don’t be a dick in public, because you never know who is packing.

  • Ann Stone

    Her father was a rude & selfish idiot anyway. It’s probably best that he won’t be around to turn her into one, as well, but who knows, if her mother was okay with him acting like an ass in public, she’s probably one, too.

  • Tenbux

    I.. can’t see how texting during the friggin previews is being a dick. The only unreasonable dick here is the stupid old bastard that murdered a man for typing with his thumbs. My cell phone and the cell phones of everyone I know are totally silent when the ringtone volume is muted. Calls and texts are vibrate only, no audible beeping or noises on button presses.
    The real moral here is that your day can go from utterly mundane to terrible nightmare in the blink of an eye for no reason at all.
    Old bastard deserves to spend the remainder of his (hopefully) short life in prison.

  • Nathan Lovell

    And I’M sensing you have poor grammar. It’s read WELL.