Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Horror Film

Via the Tampa Bay Times:

Charles Cummings and his son, Alex, settled into their seats at the Cobb Grove 16 Monday for the 1:20 p.m. showing of Lone Survivor. • During the previews, a man sitting two seats away texted noisily on his phone. The man behind him, retired Tampa police officer Curtis Reeves Jr,, asked him to stop several times. • Reeves left for a few minutes and returned. An argument erupted. Popcorn flew. Then, authorities said, Reeves pulled out a pistol and fired at the man. • Chad Oulson, who had told the gunman he was sending text messages to his young daughter, responded with shock. • “He said, ‘I can’t believe I got shot,’ ” Alex Cummings recalled. “There was a lot of confusion.”

Two other patrons, both nurses, tried to revive Oulson with CPR, said Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco.

Oulson, 43, was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.

His wife, Nicole, 33, who raised her hand to try to block the bullet, was taken to a hospital and was treated for hand injuries.

Immediately after firing, Reeves, 71, put his .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol on his right thigh, Nocco said. An off-duty Sumter County sheriff’s deputy, also there to see the film about four Navy SEALs on a mission in Afghanistan, secured the weapon and made sure Reeves stayed put until deputies arrived. Nocco did not say whether the deputy was armed.

Five will get you ten that he uses the Stand Your Ground defense.

4 barks and woofs on “Horror Film

  1. Your post is serious. My comment – not so much.

    I can sort of understand the impulse to shoot the texting (or nonstop talking) cell phone user.

    • Oh, and OF COURSE this happened in Pasco County, where apparently it’s unAhmurrcan to be anything but a self-centred pr!ck.

      People keep asking why I left…

  2. WOW. People who are pretty crazy are feeling empowered to shoot offensive cell phone users??? Am I crazy to think this has to stop? Wonder how this will end? Mad Max comes to mind.

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