God I hate this state. From the Saint Pete 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.I go to this Movie Theater. The mother and her husband took the day off, and the mother was texting their child's daycare.
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.
The father is now dead.
Just another day of gun violence in America.
You want to know how sick these people are. One of the commentators wrote that the man "got what he deserved"!
8:01 AM PT: A very important update from the St Pete Times:
itnesses in Monday's fatal movie theater shooting said the man who was killed hurled a bag of popcorn at the shooter, who then pulled a handgun and fired.Some in this diary want to blame the victim - to my utter astonishment.
No punches were thrown between the men, according to a Pasco sheriff's report.