Skip to comments.Marine, wife attacked by teens after showing of "Little Fockers"
Posted on 12/28/2010 1:08:19 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
MANATEE, Fla. (AP) A group of unruly teenagers attacked a 27-year-old Marine and his wife who had asked them to be quiet during a Christmas night showing of "Little Fockers."
The attack happened as the couple left the theater near Bradenton Saturday night. Authorities say the fight attracted about 300 bystanders.
Federico Freire, home on leave from Afghanistan, says they left the theater shortly after the teens were asked to leave.
The couple was kicked and punched in the parking lot before a gun-brandishing witness told the crowd to step back just before deputies arrived.
(Excerpt) Read more at orlandosentinel.com ...
“...When Freire looked over at his wife, he saw a young male with his shirt off who punched her in the face, knocking her out. Freire went after the youth and the witness brandished his gun telling the crowd to step back.
When a deputy asked one juvenile to leave several times, the teenager refused and hit the deputy, the release said.
At one point, Destiny McNeil, 20, a relative of the juvenile attempted to intervene in the arrest and was arrested herself, the release said. Another male juvenile also hit the same deputy in the arm and resisted arrest after he was asked to leave the area”
Lucky “yutes” is an understatement. Dead yutes would have been an appropriate term.
Blacks causing trouble again. Yeah, I said it.
From the comments on the article, this is not an isolated situation. The kids make a nusiance of themselves repeatedly there.
This is criminal assault. A mini riot.
One commenter said that there is a cop on premises (possibly hired by the theater?) but where is the patrol?
MANATEE -- A Marine and his wife were attacked outside a movie theater Christmas night after asking a group of teens to be quiet during a movie, according to Manatee County Sheriffs Office reports.
The attack escalated into an affray attracting approximately 300 bystanders.
As a result, four teens and an adult were placed under arrest, according to reports.
Federico Freire, 27, who is on leave from Afghanistan, went to the movies at the Carmike Royal Palm 20, 5125 26th St. E., to see Little Fockers with his wife, Kayln. Freire said a group of about 20 teens were being obnoxious and loud during the movie. When they were asked to be quiet, some of teens began swearing. Kayln Freire went to find a manager and the youths were asked to leave. The couple left shortly after. We were just so aggravated. We thought, Forget this, were out of here, Federico Freire told the Herald.
Theater management asked more of the teens to leave and when they refused, deputies were called. As the couple exited the theater just before 10 p.m., Kayln Freire was surrounded by about 15 girls who appeared like they were going to attack her, Federico Freire said. A witness told Freire that he had a firearm in his vehicle and offered to escort the couple to safety. Federico Freire said he told his wife to go with the witness to get her out of harms way.
Seven males then surrounded Federico Freire and began to kick and punch him, according to the sheriffs office report; he was struck across the left side of his face. I got back up to defend myself and they started running everywhere, he said. A crowd of about 100 people began to form. When Freire looked to his wife, he said he saw a young male with his shirt off punch her in the face, knocking her out. Freire said he went after the youth and the witness brandished his gun, telling the crowd to step back. Deputies arrived shortly thereafter.
As deputies were investigating, the manager of the theater asked anyone without a ticket to leave. When a deputy asked 16-year-old Ishmael Dunbar to leave several times, the teenager refused and struck the deputy, according to the sheriffs office. At one point, Destiny McNeil, 20, a relative of Dunbar, attempted to intervene in the arrest and was arrested herself, the release said. She was charged with resisting arrest without violence and was released from Manatee County jail Sunday on a $750 bond. Reginald Gardner, 17, also hit the same deputy in the arm and resisted arrest after he was asked to leave the area. Gardner was stunned in the chest with a Taser by a deputy. Both Gardner and Dunbar were charged with battery on a law enforcement officer. The names of 15-year-old twin brothers who were charged with misdemeanor battery for striking the couple were not released. Details of misdemeanor arrests for juveniles are not public record under Florida law.
Ugly Little Focker, isn’t she?
Not really. Fla Statute:
"If any person having or carrying any dirk, sword, sword cane, firearm, electric weapon or device, or other weapon shall, in the presence of one or more persons, exhibit the same in a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner, not in necessary self-defense, the person so offending shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree".
Besides the picture of the “mom”, there was no indication as to the skin melanin content of the “yutes” involved.
However, the absence of this information in the article is a big indicator,
as well as “being loud in a theater”
as well as taking offense when asked to be quiet
as well as committing thuggery to those who asked them to be courteous —
all indicators of cultural tendencies that our society shouldn’t tolerate.
When the kids are attacking officers who show up on the scene, it makes you wonder what good a single gun would have done. How long before the rest of the gang would have started to return fire? The numbers make this an unwinnable situation.
Thugs and criminals...more likely.
I forget what state they were in, that could significantly affect how the law looks at self defense. Of course having a citizen in the croud with a pistol is a good sign.
Surprise. She’s Amish.
You should have posted a sarcasm tag.
So punching a civilian (a woman no less) in the face and knocking her out is "misdemeanor battery" (unless you are her spouse/partner) but punching a cop in the arm is a felony charge. Lovely situation they have there.
Glad to see that Fla has common sense “brandishing” laws that implicitly allow the display of a weapon to deter crime.
Some states are not so sensible.
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