Skip to comments.Man shot dead over texting dispute in Florida theater
Posted on 01/13/2014 5:22:06 PM PST by JoeProBono
A retired police captain shot and killed one moviegoer who was texting and wounded his wife on Monday in a Florida theater showing the hit new war film "Lone Survivor," authorities said. Doug Tobin, a spokesman for the Pasco Sheriff's Office, said the shooter, identified by local media as 71-year-old Curtis Reeves, was waiting for the film to begin with his wife when they got into an argument with another couple in the row of seats directly in front during the previews. At some point, Reeves brandished a gun and shot both Chad Oulson, who was texting, and his wife Nichole Oulson, the Sheriff's department told CNN...........
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Police tape surrounds the Cobb Grove 16 movie theater in Wesley Chapel, Florida, January 13, 2014.
So how did the guy wound his wife while texting?
Well, they don’t allow dogs in movie theaters, so his options were limited.
So much for the mantra that retired police should have special possess/carry privileges above and beyond those of other citizens.
We need to impose strict gun control.....on cops.
The news account says the wife put her hand up in front of her husband to shield him from the bullet.
The ex-cop shot the guy. The wifes hand was on her husbands chest.
Sounds like Oulson was being deliberately rood, but I dont think that texting during the coming attractions trailers is a capital offence.
It doesnt say if Reeves had reported Oulson for use of his cell phone but I think there would have been a better out come to this confrontation if Reeves had reported Oulson to theater management and they had done something.
Apparently Reeves has forgotten everything he was ever taught as an LEO about conflict resolution.
If he was a retired cop, he is home free then. All he has to say is, “I was in fear of my life.”
Another clear cut case of Legal Murder.....not something you will find in any law book or code of statues but a very real thing. Only badge monkeys are allowed the option of committing Legal Murder. Anyone else is arrested and charged. If one pays attention to the news Legal Murder of a mere citizen by a badgemonkey happens almost every single day in America.
Wow, just wow.
Yikes, I guess I screwed that one up. That’s definitely not the picture of Curtis Reeves.
Significantly more severe for texting in the movie theater than the severe penalty normally assessed for early withdrawal.
this is one of the reasons i never go to movies an more.
My first and subsequent CCW courses were mostly about protection from the police...”have both thumbs on the wheel at thew 2 & 10 position with CCW, Drivers License, Registration and proof of insurance under left thumb, radio off, eyes straight ahead, and saying, “Officer, I am armed” without even my eyeballs moving, what to say in the aftermath of a self defense shooting, etc etc etc.”
But a retired police captain can kill someone for texting during a movie.
Ironically, Chad’s last text was “brb”
The killer is 71 and a retired cop
I think you probably meant rude and yeah textures are annoying as all get out. The shooter went to get his gun in order to kill this man. I hope he gets what is coming to him
whew I was trying to figure out the link and was missing severely ;)
Well, hopefully the retired cop got home safe.
At the end of the movie one of the guys in my group stands up as the lights come up and sees a guy in the row behind us, with his kids. He immediately lays into the guy telling him he shouldn't be taking his kids to a violent movie like that. Now this dad looked like he had just gotten out of the penitentiary, tatted up, shaved head, plaid shirt over a white t-shirt. I did the smart thing and bolted.
So "Dr. Spock" finds the rest of the group outside the theater and lays into me for abandoning him. I told him if he was planning on giving parenting advice to the local Mexican Mafia members to warn me so I could go see another movie.
That is Elizabeth Short, known as “Black Dahlia” after her murder.