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Police Shoot Armed Man in Calif. Movie Theater
abcnews.go.com ^

Posted on 01/14/2013 4:40:50 PM PST by doug from upland

SAN DIEGO January 13, 2013 (AP)

Moviegoers at a San Diego theater ducked for cover as police stormed in during a movie and shot and wounded an armed domestic violence suspect pretending to be a patron.

The lights came on suddenly during a Saturday matinee screening of "Les Miserables" at Reading Cinemas Carmel Mountain in northern San Diego and two officers who had been going theater-to-theater spotted their suspect among the approximately 15 moviegoers, most of whom quickly hit the floor and started inching toward exits, police and witnesses said.

The suspect, Tom Billodeaux of Escondido, 20, at first obeyed the officer who approached him and put his empty hands up, but then "lowered them into his lap ... raised a handgun, and turned it toward the officer," police said in a statement.

The officer, who has been with the department for about 18 months, shot Billodeaux in the chest and arm, police said.

No one else, including the domestic violence victim in the initial incident, was hurt, police Lt. Ernie Herbert said.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2ndamendment; armedcitizens; guns

1 posted on 01/14/2013 4:40:57 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Tom Bombadil! ... oh wait


2 posted on 01/14/2013 4:41:46 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: doug from upland

Other than the shooting, how was the movie?


3 posted on 01/14/2013 4:49:49 PM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: doug from upland

>> put his empty hands up, but then lowered them into his lap

Ah, universal sign language for “Officer, I’m about to commit suicide and I’d like you to help.”


4 posted on 01/14/2013 4:54:09 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: BipolarBob

>> how was the movie?

I dunno... how would YOU like to be watching it from your vantage point prone on a sticky, smelly theater floor?

Yuck. Talk about “les miserables”...


5 posted on 01/14/2013 4:57:23 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: doug from upland

I’m beginning to think movie theaters have become war zones.


6 posted on 01/14/2013 4:58:37 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: basil

>> I’m beginning to think movie theaters have become war zones.

Yep, FReeping seems safer entertainment than moviegoing...

although Mrs. Tick *has* occasionally threatened domestic violence if I don’t get off the computer. :-)


7 posted on 01/14/2013 5:01:41 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: doug from upland

Well, at least they didn’t shoot any dogs.


8 posted on 01/14/2013 5:02:09 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: doug from upland

How many people have been shot while downloading a pay per view movie or homeschooling?


9 posted on 01/14/2013 5:02:31 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: doug from upland

See kiddies, the police CAN protect you. /sarc


10 posted on 01/14/2013 5:03:46 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Nervous Tick

Get her her own computer for marital bliss-—LOL!

Let her do some freepin’ too.


11 posted on 01/14/2013 5:04:27 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Nervous Tick

Get her her own computer for marital bliss-—LOL!

Let her do some freepin’ too.


12 posted on 01/14/2013 5:04:45 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Nervous Tick

Get her her own computer for marital bliss-—LOL!

Let her do some freepin’ too.


13 posted on 01/14/2013 5:05:19 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: basil

Geeze—sorry about the extra posts—that’s happening to me a lot lately.....


14 posted on 01/14/2013 5:07:23 PM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: basil

Are you *done* lecturing me? Or did you want to add a couple more?

just kidding

Actually, Mrs. Tick *has* her own computer and FR nick. She just also has some silly old-fashioned ideas about how I should be spending my time... I think she got ‘em from her daddy and our pastor...

:-)


15 posted on 01/14/2013 5:10:31 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: doug from upland
How many armed men were there? One. So kudos to the headline writer for resisting the urge to say "Police Shoot One Armed Man in Calif. Movie Theater."

I, on the other hand, would have run with it for all it's worth!

16 posted on 01/14/2013 5:46:12 PM PST by NonValueAdded (If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you've likely misread the situation.)
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To: doug from upland

This is obviously a sign that movies based on French novels lead to gun violence.

For example, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, also by Hugo, was made into a movie in 1939. Just before World War II. Coincidence?

The movie Dangerous Liaisons came out in 2003, *just* before Gulf War II!

Obviously, French novels, and movies based on French novels, cause mentally unstable people to want to commit mass homicide.


17 posted on 01/14/2013 6:05:17 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

How about, say, “The Three Musketeers”, (and the sequels)”The Scarlett Pimpernel”, “The Man In The Iron Mask”? Can you think of some cases of gun violence going on in any of the versions of those? How about “Phantom Of The Opera?, “Les Dame Aux Camilles”? (Is the last one spelled right, I hope?) :-)


18 posted on 01/14/2013 6:30:36 PM PST by dsutah
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To: dsutah

Now you’re just trying to confuse theory with facts.

While innocent children are dying at the hands of insane Franco-biblio-cinemaphiles. Won’t somebody think of the children?

Right now, some beret wearing pre-paranoid schizophrenic is watching Jules Verne movies and contemplating slaughtering an entire elementary school with an unlicensed assault baguette, his pockets bulging with high capacity escargot.


19 posted on 01/14/2013 7:26:41 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Cicero
Well, at least they didn’t shoot any dogs.

Apparently there weren't any blind movie patrons there.

20 posted on 01/14/2013 8:02:37 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Nervous Tick

I see you are a fellow Texan—I’m in Lakeway—are you anywhere near that area? (Austin is near here).

We practice division of duties in our house—he does the chores and I watch.


21 posted on 01/15/2013 9:47:23 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: basil

>> We practice division of duties in our house—he does the chores and I watch.

Yeah, us too: I’m in charge of “hunting and gathering” and Mrs. Tick is in charge of “disbursing and procurement”. :-)

Check your FReepmail


22 posted on 01/15/2013 10:01:49 AM PST by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Nervous Tick

That sound like the perfect marriage to me.......


23 posted on 01/15/2013 10:46:28 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: Nervous Tick

That sound like the perfect marriage to me.......


24 posted on 01/15/2013 10:49:33 AM PST by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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