Florida is at it again! This time a retired police officer shot and killed a man for texting during a movie in Tampa Bay. And I thought I hated movie texters…
During a matinee of Lone Survivor, ex-officer Curtis Reeves, 71, open fired on a fellow cinemagoer after asking the man, who was sitting directly in front of him, to stop texting several times. Yes, texting is annoying, but this seems a little extreme. Especially considering the movie hadn’t even begun yet and Chad Oulson was texting his three-year-old daughter.
The two men, along with their wives, were watching the previews at the Cobb Grove 16 cinema in Wesley Chapel when the altercation broke out. After arguing over the texting situation, Reeves apparently stormed out of the auditorium to get a manager, but then returned with a better idea…
The argument continued and Reeves pulled out his gun as 25 horrified moviegoers looked on.
“Their voices start going up; there seems to be almost a confrontation. Somebody throws popcorn, I’m not sure who threw the popcorn, and, bang, he was shot,” said one witness.
Oulson’s wife, Nicole, got caught in the crossfire after she put her hand in front of her husband in an effort to protect him. Luckily, she had non-life-threatening injuries – because someone needs to raise that three-year-old daughter.
The theater was quickly evacuated and Reeves was arrested and is being charged with second-degree murder.
So to sum up, in Florida it is totally acceptable to bring a gun to the movies, but please leave your cellphone at home.
Via: Fox News