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Couple shot, man killed at Grove 16 movie theater in Wesley Chapel, FL
BayNews9 ^ | January 13, 2014 | Staff Report

Posted on 01/13/2014 12:19:26 PM PST by NautiNurse

Wesley Chapel, Florida--A couple was shot and the man was killed Monday afternoon at the Grove 16 movie theaters in Wesley Chapel, authorities said.

According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, the victims were got into an argument with another couple who were sitting in front of them. An altercation ensued, and the the male suspect shot the couple, authorities said.

Both victims were being transported to a Tampa-area hospital, but the male victim died. The female victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said..

Another patron inside the theater was able to detain the suspect until deputies arrived, and he was taken into custody, authorities said.

The theater was evacuated, closed and cordoned off. There was a large law enforcement presence at the theater just after 2 p.m.

Grove 16 is located off Interstate 75 and State Road 54 at 6333 Wesley Grove Blvd. It includes a restaurant theater called the CineBristo, but it isn't clear where in the building the shooting took place.

More information will be released as it becomes available.


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KEYWORDS: banglist; crime; curtisreeves; florida; movie; shooting; theater
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Argument apparently ensued between two couples due to cell phone used during movie.
1 posted on 01/13/2014 12:19:26 PM PST by NautiNurse
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To: NautiNurse

Movie theaters are not what they used to be decades ago.


2 posted on 01/13/2014 12:22:51 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: NautiNurse

Aw geez!

What was the movie?


3 posted on 01/13/2014 12:22:59 PM PST by Tenacious 1 (Liberals can afford for things to go well, to work, for folks to be happy. They'd be out of work.)
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To: NautiNurse

Written by a 4-year old.


4 posted on 01/13/2014 12:23:33 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: NautiNurse
Argument apparently ensued between two couples due to cell phone used during movie.

I'm betting the shooter was the cell phone user who felt "disrespected," if you know what I mean.

Of course, I'm never wrong, so maybe this could be a first.

5 posted on 01/13/2014 12:23:37 PM PST by Maceman (Just say "NO" to tyranny.)
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To: Tenacious 1

Lone Survivor.


6 posted on 01/13/2014 12:24:43 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: NautiNurse
Argument apparently ensued between two couples due to cell phone used during movie.

...and rather than doing more about the discourtesy of cell phone use, the libtards will seek to criminalize guns in public venues...

Personal note: Movie must've sucked. No one used a cell phone during Lone Survivor...

7 posted on 01/13/2014 12:24:56 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: Tenacious 1
CineBistro at Grove 16
8 posted on 01/13/2014 12:25:15 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: NautiNurse
There was a large law enforcement presence at the theater just after 2 p.m.

Why? To show the sheeple they have been protected from further harm?

9 posted on 01/13/2014 12:25:24 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi (NOPe to GOPe)
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To: Twotone

You’re joking?


10 posted on 01/13/2014 12:25:54 PM PST by logi_cal869
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To: NautiNurse

And that is why I always have my phone on vibrate during movies


11 posted on 01/13/2014 12:25:54 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: logi_cal869

Its true, they were watching Lone Survivor and someone’s cell phone began ringing which apparently pissed someone off to the point that a shooting took place


12 posted on 01/13/2014 12:26:30 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: logi_cal869

Doesn’t matter what kind of movie it is, usually, for those who insist on using their cell phone.
Those doing it are doing it with the INTENT to annoy others,
and it’s a dare to say anything about it (which is a trigger to attack, like staring a chimpanzee in the eye).


13 posted on 01/13/2014 12:26:54 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Maceman
I'm betting the shooter was the cell phone user who felt "disrespected," if you know what I mean.

I'll bet you are correct.

And what is with the "disrespected me" crap? Last I heard, respect is something that must be earned. Not given to placate an arrogant, loudmouthed racist to keep him from shooting you.

14 posted on 01/13/2014 12:27:00 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“And that is why I always have my phone on vibrate during movies”-—


I turn mine off. Who needs any interruption at all when attending a good movie?

.


15 posted on 01/13/2014 12:29:45 PM PST by Mears
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To: MrB
which is a trigger to attack, like staring a chimpanzee in the eye

oH No Youz dint!


16 posted on 01/13/2014 12:29:49 PM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Maceman
I'm betting the shooter was the cell phone user who felt "disrespected," if you know what I mean.

I think we're all thinking the same thing.

17 posted on 01/13/2014 12:31:37 PM PST by Drew68
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To: Mears

I leave it on vibrate just in case someone is trying to reach me, so if someone does call I just leave the theater and come back in once Im finished


18 posted on 01/13/2014 12:32:17 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Paladin2
i hate going to the movie theatre... most movies today are so long... 2.5 to 3 hours... the thought of sitting in a dark room for 3 hours out of one day just sickens me... to top it off, it is so expensive... there is one quaint theatre in downtown Fayetteville, NC that i enjoy going to--well, i have gone twice... The Cameo... it is small, inexpensive and they sell wine and beer...

over the holidays i did ee the The Hobbit 2, The Desolation of Smaug... it was long and expensive... but i went with my sons, and it was good...

19 posted on 01/13/2014 12:32:53 PM PST by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: DCBryan1

What? Can’t analogize these days?


20 posted on 01/13/2014 12:33:31 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: NautiNurse

Technology claims more victims. sad.


21 posted on 01/13/2014 12:34:00 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
Written by a 4-year old.
From the article - So the victims were sitting to the rear of the gunman.
However, from another source -21st Century journalism.
22 posted on 01/13/2014 12:35:32 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: NautiNurse

I’m guessing on a missing fact....ummmm....what could it be?


23 posted on 01/13/2014 12:41:51 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: NautiNurse

Its a nice place too. Stupid idiot


24 posted on 01/13/2014 12:44:43 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

2011 demographics for the zip code
88.6 white (doesn’t indicate if white hispanic or not)


25 posted on 01/13/2014 12:49:46 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Maceman

Just the opposite. It was two middle aged couples, and the guy in front was texting during previews. The guy behind asked him to stop and he wouldn’t, so the guy shot him. At least that’s what Fox is reporting.


26 posted on 01/13/2014 12:50:03 PM PST by Hugin
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To: logi_cal869

Nope. Right there in the article.


27 posted on 01/13/2014 12:52:42 PM PST by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: NormsRevenge

All of the AMC theaters in Texas are plastered with 30.06 posters prohibiting concealed carry. I wonder if this was an AMC theater.


28 posted on 01/13/2014 12:53:26 PM PST by Ancient Man
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To: Hugin

Wow


29 posted on 01/13/2014 12:53:45 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MrB; DCBryan1

I think he was just joking....


30 posted on 01/13/2014 12:54:52 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: MrB

>>and it’s a dare to say anything about it (which is a trigger to attack, like staring a chimpanzee in the eye).

Usually, it’s not “like”.


31 posted on 01/13/2014 12:55:44 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Maceman

I do know what you mean, however I propose a slightly different scenario based on the fact that the companion was shot as well. I bet the deceased or his companion was on his/her cell phone at which point the shooter took umbrige, and was most likely impolite about it. Upon being called out the cell phone user and companion became agressive towards the couple that wanted them to behave in the theater. Facing two agressive people caused the shooter to fear for his saftey (or at least have a plausible arguement), thus the shooting of both. This also may explain the shooter being detained by other unarmed patrons.


32 posted on 01/13/2014 12:58:40 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Ancient Man

In my town they all have a no guns sign but not the official statute poster so they basically mean nothing.


33 posted on 01/13/2014 1:00:31 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: NautiNurse

My niece could see the chopper landing. She lives close by.


34 posted on 01/13/2014 1:00:55 PM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Sarah Barracuda; MrB
cell phone began ringing

Easy solution to that spreading crap.....

Cell Phone Jammers

35 posted on 01/13/2014 1:01:45 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Miss Muffit suffered from arachnophobia.....)
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To: RightOnTheBorder

If you’re carrying, you have an extra obligation to avoid conflict.

That is, if you were raised in a civilized culture.


36 posted on 01/13/2014 1:05:09 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

I agree, and so does the state of Texas if you take th CCL course. As a matter of fact, even in my scenario, the shooter is fubar unless he clearly tried to back out of the conflict before opening fire.


37 posted on 01/13/2014 1:08:54 PM PST by RightOnTheBorder
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

Law enforcement procedure in a shooting:

(1) Get there when it’s all over.

(2) Terrorize the public for a couple of hours.


38 posted on 01/13/2014 1:18:59 PM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Fido969

“Law enforcement procedure in a shooting:

(1) Get there when it’s all over.

(2) Terrorize the public for a couple of hours.”

(3) Shoot a dog if the opportunity arises.


39 posted on 01/13/2014 1:22:46 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: ealgeone

I bet you were wanting to know how many were actually in the theater watching a movie on a Monday afternoon, and what the seating capacity for the theater is, right? Seems like most people might move to a different seat if the people nearby were annoying them with cell phone use, and the theater was fairly empty. But some patrons would go on the “disrespected” tangent,to justify killing an unarmed movie customer.

(Just kdding, I know what you are wondering. You might be racist.)


40 posted on 01/13/2014 1:23:43 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: Hugin

Why would you be upset if someone was texting?


41 posted on 01/13/2014 1:26:23 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: oh8eleven
21st Century journalism.

By 2050 news reports will be a series of grunts, chirps, belches and whistles.

42 posted on 01/13/2014 1:31:07 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

Idiocracy was a documentary.


43 posted on 01/13/2014 1:33:24 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB
Idiocracy was a documentary.

So are 1984 and Atlas Shrugged.

This can't last, something has to give.

5.56mm

44 posted on 01/13/2014 1:38:09 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: MrB

good one!!


45 posted on 01/13/2014 1:38:12 PM PST by ronniesgal (Martin Bashir!!!! You kiss your goat with that mouth???)
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To: ken5050
Why would you be upset if someone was texting?

Self-absorbed social media addicts don't notice that the glow of the smart phone screen is quite distracting in a darkened theater, auditorium, etc. It reflects off of eyeglasses and shiny objects, including jewelry.

46 posted on 01/13/2014 1:39:52 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: NautiNurse

True..but the article said this was during the previews and commercials, before the movie began. Generally the theaters don’t dim the lights at that time. It also said that they were making “noise” while texting.

Likely that alcohol and/or drugs are involved...either or both parties..


47 posted on 01/13/2014 1:45:04 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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To: NautiNurse

On the general subject of “being disrespected”:

I believe this is an offshoot of our current “You are special” culture. People have been soaked in this so long that they believe it. So everybody is walking around with an “I am special and don’t you forget it!” chip on their shoulder. Don’t you DARE even hint that any of my life choices are less than wonderful!

Contrast this with Christian theology that teaches us we are redeemed sinners who are condemned to hell without the righteousness of Christ. We are nothing without him. I walk through this world knowing that I am no better than any other sinner...just forgiven.


48 posted on 01/13/2014 1:47:15 PM PST by Drawsing (Fools show their annoyance at once, the prudent man overlooks an insult. Proverbs 12:16)
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To: ken5050
Hi guy, I hope you are doing well.

In the fwiw department, the First lady and I are going there next week to see Lone Survivor.

5.56mm

49 posted on 01/13/2014 1:51:33 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: M Kehoe

Yup...all’s well..trust the same’s true for you and yours..Hope the holidays were happy and joyous, and best wishes for the new year.

Be prepared to go through the metal detectors at the theater..LOL

BTW..Freepmail me when you know the date/time...maybe I’ll meet you there..


50 posted on 01/13/2014 1:55:15 PM PST by ken5050 (This space available cheap...)
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