Skip to comments.Couple in Colo. Theater Shooting Escape With Baby and Toddler in Tow (Actually Dad Runs Away!)
Posted on 07/20/2012 3:33:23 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
A young couple who'd recently moved from New Mexico and were attending the Aurora, Colo., midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" with their children said they had planned to sit in the front row by the exit in which a gunman entered and allegedly killed at least 12 people.
"Where the gunman came in, we were going to sit right there," Jamie Rohrs, 25, told ABC News today. "God was definitely with us and watching over us."
Rohrs said that before the movie started, he and his fiancee, Patricia Legarreta, also 25, opted for seats in the second-floor balcony. Rohrs held their 4-month-old son, Ethan, while Legarreta sat next to her 4-year-old daughter, Azeria, who was asleep with her head in her mother's lap.
Fifteen minutes into the movie, Legarreta said, someone walked into the theater from the exit and threw something. Police now allege that James Holmes, 24, burst into the movie house and started shooting patrons, killing at least 12 and injuring at least 50.
"I'm just disoriented after I put him down," Rohrs said. "I'm just waiting for me to hit the ground and fall down dead. You could see the gunfire."
He said he wondered where Ethan was but realized he could not go back to get him. Rohrs finally jumped over the balcony and ended up outside.
"My son's still in there," he told ABC News. "My girlfriend is still in there. I'm out here. Who leaves their child there?"
He said Legarreta called him from another phone and he drove back to the theater. They were eventually taken to the hospital and released.
In an interview with ABC News, Legaretta said she just ran as fast as she could with the baby and her daughter when the gunshots stopped.
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The POS ran off - even drove off - leaving his gf and kids?
What a hero. Actually...I think his girlfriend can probably do much better.
A real George Castanza.
I hope she rethinks marrying this guy after he left her and his infant son in the theatre.
If I’d done something this woefully stupid I sure wouldn’t tell it to the national media.
Yeah, it sure seems like there were a lot of kids there that late at night.
“Who leaves their child there?”
Good Question Einstein. Actually who leaves two kids and a girlfriend who’s been shot in the leg?
And then gets to the car and drives away???
What women put up with from males like this is revolting.
She’s an idiot.
Of course he’s an idiot.
Besides, when poeple who won’t pay for a decent babysitter bring their little kids to violent movies it is ugly and it makes the guy look like the non provider that he is.
That girl needs to do some hard thinking. He abandoned her and the kids when the chips were down.
The fact that he thinks that it’s ok to publicize that fact makes it even worse. He’s not ashamed at all.
Thats how I read it, he put his son down and ran. How else would the boy be close enough to his mother for her to reach him?
What a joke! In media-speak, aka ghetto-speak, the word "fiancee" now means "some chick I sleep with and maybe make some babies with, but one I sure as hell would leave behind on the battlefield if the action got too hot."
Note to other stupid women who shack up....if the loser doesn’t marry you and you’ve all ready had 2 children with him, he will probably ditch you and the kids to run away to save his own butt. He doesn’t care about you, he only wants his free milk from the cow with the option to take off at the next better offer.
I had the same thought--but I'm still working on what sort of parent doesn't marry the father/mother of their child. I can out "old fashion" you--LOL!
Ran off and left his family!!?? I’ve got no words.....at least none that need to be said here.
“If Id done something this woefully stupid I sure wouldnt tell it to the national media.”
This behavior is socially acceptable in large circles.
Fiance is a term loosely used. This guy does not need to get married and he won’t
It sounds like he actually dropped his son and ran. Not much of a man...
That was my initial reaction, as well. Could be my age, but I don’t think so.
Apparently, a 19 year old MAN helped rescue these children after he’d been shot, too. That’s a hero...
This is why the word punk was invented. Good Lord what a disgraceful excuse for a man.
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