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Couple in Colo. Theater Shooting Escape With Baby and Toddler in Tow (Actually Dad Runs Away!)
ABC News ^ | 07/20/2012 | BY LANA ZAK

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.

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"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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


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KEYWORDS: aurora; aurorashooting; colorado; cowardice; fatherhood; frontpage; jamesholmes; jamierohrs; leftwingmassmurder; manhood; shooting
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Am I reading this correctly?

The POS ran off - even drove off - leaving his gf and kids?

1 posted on 07/20/2012 3:33:38 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

What a hero. Actually...I think his girlfriend can probably do much better.


2 posted on 07/20/2012 3:36:43 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Responsibility2nd

A real George Castanza.


3 posted on 07/20/2012 3:37:54 PM PDT by Labyrinthos (RE)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Perhaps my age is showing here but .... what sort of parent takes such young children to a midnight movie?! Oh wait ... I know the answer ... selfish parents.
4 posted on 07/20/2012 3:37:59 PM PDT by NYer (Without justice, what else is the State but a great band of robbers? - St. Augustine)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


5 posted on 07/20/2012 3:39:37 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: NYer

Yeah, it sure seems like there were a lot of kids there that late at night.


6 posted on 07/20/2012 3:39:46 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Responsibility2nd

“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???

For real?


7 posted on 07/20/2012 3:39:54 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.

Doh!


8 posted on 07/20/2012 3:40:17 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


9 posted on 07/20/2012 3:40:31 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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?


10 posted on 07/20/2012 3:40:50 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Responsibility2nd
. . . he and his fiancee . . .

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."

11 posted on 07/20/2012 3:41:07 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Timber Rattler

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.


12 posted on 07/20/2012 3:41:23 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: NYer
what sort of parent takes such young children to a midnight movie?!

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!

13 posted on 07/20/2012 3:43:17 PM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Ran off and left his family!!?? I’ve got no words.....at least none that need to be said here.


14 posted on 07/20/2012 3:43:28 PM PDT by Tucsonican
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To: SandyInSeattle

“If I’d done something this woefully stupid I sure wouldn’t 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

She’s idiotic.


15 posted on 07/20/2012 3:44:05 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Responsibility2nd

It sounds like he actually dropped his son and ran. Not much of a man...


16 posted on 07/20/2012 3:44:39 PM PDT by laker_dad
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To: NYer

That was my initial reaction, as well. Could be my age, but I don’t think so.


17 posted on 07/20/2012 3:44:48 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Responsibility2nd

Apparently, a 19 year old MAN helped rescue these children after he’d been shot, too. That’s a hero...


18 posted on 07/20/2012 3:45:09 PM PDT by Politicalmom (THIS IS NOT A GOP CHEERLEADING SITE!!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Mike McQueery finally has some competition.
19 posted on 07/20/2012 3:45:21 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This is why the word punk was invented. Good Lord what a disgraceful excuse for a man.


20 posted on 07/20/2012 3:47:17 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: madprof98
This is Obamas America, He should be so Proud, It Personally sickens me.
21 posted on 07/20/2012 3:48:52 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Responsibility2nd
We just moved here from New Mexico," he said. "We have to go out. We have to do things.

Oh really?

I'd like to investigate for EBT, TANF, Sect 8, and a few other taxpayer funded benefits....

22 posted on 07/20/2012 3:49:16 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Responsibility2nd

She’ll find an excuse for him. That’s what codependent women do best.


23 posted on 07/20/2012 3:50:38 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Running in circles and screaming is not a strategy.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
I understand that it was madness in there but come on man! where is your honor and devotion?

I submit this "man" for the "Ted Kennedy medal of valor"

24 posted on 07/20/2012 3:51:56 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Responsibility2nd

She’s an idiot for bringing the kids and he’s an idiot loser chump for abandoning his child, a nobody....how stupid to go on national news and tell the world you left your kid?


25 posted on 07/20/2012 3:51:56 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (If You Dont Look Like Obamas Son, No One Cares)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The guy’s a creep.

Not to mention a pussy.


26 posted on 07/20/2012 3:51:56 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (It's hurricane season! Yay!)
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To: NYer

The article quoted them as saying that “they figured the children would sleep through the movie” , but your answer of selfish does sum it up well.


27 posted on 07/20/2012 3:52:32 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: laker_dad

The dip shit dropped his kid and ran? Holy crap! You need to run off and come back with a piece of that guy’s jugular vein in your mouth, just to show the kids how it’s done.


28 posted on 07/20/2012 3:53:28 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: laker_dad

The dip shit dropped his kid and ran? Holy crap! You need to run off and come back with a piece of that guy’s jugular vein in your mouth, just to show the kids how it’s done.


29 posted on 07/20/2012 3:53:46 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This young lady might consider finding another male to sire her children.


30 posted on 07/20/2012 3:53:49 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Jamie Rohrs and Patricia Legarreta had their baby and toddler in tow while they
watched a midnight viewing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo., when
James Holmes allegedly entered and shot at least 12 people to death.

31 posted on 07/20/2012 3:54:07 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yes, you read it correctly. She was left inside with both kids.


32 posted on 07/20/2012 3:54:07 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: Labyrinthos; onedoug

Wow you got that right.


33 posted on 07/20/2012 3:55:11 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: NYer
what sort of parent takes such young children to a midnight movie?!
Rohrs said the two took their children to the show because they figured they'd sleep through it. "We just moved here from New Mexico," he said. "We have to go out. We have to do things.

34 posted on 07/20/2012 3:55:49 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: stanne
This behavior is socially acceptable in large circles.

Obama Nation.

35 posted on 07/20/2012 3:56:53 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: Responsibility2nd

So the Baby Daddy left the Baby Mama and their children to fend for themselves while he took off...

I give you American Manhood Circa 2012: leave the woman you never bothered to marry with children you’ll eventually abandon (at a midnight movie way past the kids’ bedtime) to save your sorry behind so you can find another ho.


36 posted on 07/20/2012 3:57:08 PM PDT by lazypadawan
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To: Responsibility2nd

I am amazed that people take infants to midnight movie showings. WTF?


37 posted on 07/20/2012 4:00:22 PM PDT by CityCenter
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To: NYer

Spot on!!!


38 posted on 07/20/2012 4:00:49 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: Responsibility2nd

And he’s even willing to admit it to the media!


39 posted on 07/20/2012 4:01:17 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: Responsibility2nd

http://www.facebook.com/jamie.rohrs

“I threw my daughter on the floor,” she said. “I just remember thinking my fiance has my son.”

Legarreta said she was wounded in her leg as she stood to move her daughter in front of her. “When I got hit, I fell to the floor,” she said.

Legarreta said she had shrapnel in her leg from the upper thigh to the ankle. From the floor, she said, she could see her 4-month-old baby on the ground near the stairs. Legarreta said she did not know the whereabouts of Rohrs.

“At that point, I reached out and I grabbed him and pulled him in to me,” she said. “I didn’t even check my leg until we were out in the parking lot.”

Rohrs, who had Ethan, said he jumped over the seat with the baby in his arms. He said he considered lying on the ground and playing dead but feared for his son’s life.

“He’s crying,” Rohrs said. “People are running all over. He’s crying. I look up to see if I can run. I’m ducking, dodging, turning left, turning right.

“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.”


40 posted on 07/20/2012 4:01:51 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: lazypadawan

I hope she and many like her wise up.

Guys like this used to be rejected by women, forcing them to either act like men or not reproduce.

Girls have a lot more power and responsibilty than they’re willing to accept.


41 posted on 07/20/2012 4:02:15 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Responsibility2nd

My God, the sperm donor ran off and left two babies behind....only after he was safe did he “think” about his children....

Being a parent means doing without. Stuff like movies when you have babies. You just don’t go. What makes any adult even think about having babies in a movie theater at midnight???????


42 posted on 07/20/2012 4:02:19 PM PDT by swpa_mom
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To: Responsibility2nd

Actually who leaves two kids and a girlfriend who’s been shot in the leg?

And then gets to the car and drives away???
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The kind of person who takes two small kids to a midnight movie.


43 posted on 07/20/2012 4:03:16 PM PDT by SUSSA
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To: kevcol

He comes back to pose with the kids as if he is a victim???
Wonder how much “pain and suffering” some lawyer will get him from the theater chain, Warner and anyone else they can SUE.. lotta cigarette and beer money for sure


44 posted on 07/20/2012 4:05:51 PM PDT by silverleaf (Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yes, you are reading it correctly. The coward drove off without the kids/gf.

She can do better than him.


45 posted on 07/20/2012 4:08:04 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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The coward drove off without the kids/gf.

Wait! you got it all wrong. He had to run home and put on his superhero costume first...


(from this "hero's" myspace photo gallery)
46 posted on 07/20/2012 4:10:58 PM PDT by kevcol
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To: Responsibility2nd

COWARD !!!
I hope that he is never allowed to forget his disgraceful behavior for the rest of his miserable life.
She needs to find a different man who’s actually a man.


47 posted on 07/20/2012 4:11:27 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Repeal Obamacare, the CITIZENSHIP TAX)
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To: Responsibility2nd

This story is revolting. What a loser, to take off, leaving his children and girlfriend.

And why were there so many young children at a movie theater at 12:30 in the morning?

When my 16 year-old son was around four, maybe almost five, we brought him to see Toy Story 2 (or some other Pixar movie) in the afternoon (!), and we had a two or three-month old daughter. The minute the movie / previews came on, I realized it was way too loud for her. I tried covering her ears briefly, but it wasn’t going to work. So I spent the movie in the lobby/car.

This woman should find someone else who won’t abandon them when the chips are down—and get a BABYSITTER the next time you want to see a midnight movie.

Our local cinema has “Mommy and me” movies on Tuesdays at 11 am. It’s stroller and nursing-friendly, the sound is lowered, and it’s not held when little ones should be asleep.

Pathetic, all around.


48 posted on 07/20/2012 4:12:30 PM PDT by proud American in Canada (Pray for America. She is the world's last best hope for freedom. May it not be too late.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

who in the HE** brings a 4 month old and a 4 yr old to a midnight movie.. geez how dumb and then runs like the pus** he is


49 posted on 07/20/2012 4:17:42 PM PDT by markman46 (engage brain before using keyboard!!!)
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To: Tucsonican

..at least none that need to be said here.

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Or none that CAN be said here.


50 posted on 07/20/2012 4:21:06 PM PDT by reaganaut (VAB! Voting against both Romney and Obama.)
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