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Ex-cop ‘Who Killed Theater Texter’ Menaced Moviegoer Last Month
New York Post ^ | January 15, 2014 | Bob Fredricks

Posted on 01/15/2014 1:56:21 PM PST by lbryce

The ex-Florida cop charged with murdering a man in a beef over texting at the movies menaced another texting moviegoer at the same theater just last month, she said.

Jamira Dixon and her husband said Curtis Reeves, the 71-year-old retired Tampa police captain accused of fatally shooting a man inside a theater Monday, screamed at them during a Dec. 28 showing of “The Hobbit.”

“It could have been us,” Dixon told Tampa’s ABC Action News.

Reeves was charged with second-degree murder for allegedly gunning down Chad Oulson, who was texting his 3-year-old daughter’s day-care center while in the suburban theater outside Tampa.

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crime; curtisreeves; florida; murder; texter
For texting? WTF? That's pretty much as unintrusive as just watching the movie. He also may have had some sort of flashback regarding Senator McCain's outburst about Hobbits.
1 posted on 01/15/2014 1:56:21 PM PST by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Ex-cop is just plain nuts...

Makes me wonder why he’s an ex-cop.


2 posted on 01/15/2014 1:58:17 PM PST by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory ... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

cause he’s 71?


3 posted on 01/15/2014 1:59:30 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: lbryce

Obviously this dude’s coo-coo doesn’t come all the way out of it’s clock.


4 posted on 01/15/2014 1:59:32 PM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: lbryce

See, this is why only the police should have guns.


5 posted on 01/15/2014 1:59:46 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Vaquero

He retired at 51.


6 posted on 01/15/2014 2:01:55 PM PST by pingman (In the Land of the Perpetually Outraged, truth is the enemy.)
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To: lbryce

I’d get my popcorn out and watch this thread, but somebody might shoot me over it.


7 posted on 01/15/2014 2:07:02 PM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: lbryce

He’s using the “I felt threatened.” excuse. I guess he thinks he’s still a cop....................


8 posted on 01/15/2014 2:07:17 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: lbryce

I quit going to movies simply because there are so many jerks in the audience.

Talkers, texters, gigglers, spoilers. I’m talking about ADULTS! Not kids.

I’ve seen others loose it at drive in movies because some jerk insisted in pumping his brake pedal in the dark.

Now I wait for the DVD.


9 posted on 01/15/2014 2:08:22 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Red Badger

“The cell phone looked like a gun.”
“He made a furtive movement with his popcorn.”
“he looked like a wanted fugitive delivering newspapers.”

There are a myriad of reasons to shoot him.


10 posted on 01/15/2014 2:12:18 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: TurboZamboni

“He looked like a dog owner.”


11 posted on 01/15/2014 2:14:26 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: lbryce
“The Hobbit” might make me scream, as well.

oh, now I've gone and done it....
12 posted on 01/15/2014 2:16:06 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Red Badger

That’s why they shoot dogs all the time...

“I felt threatened” by the Chihuahua that was running at me.


13 posted on 01/15/2014 2:17:43 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: lbryce

For a peevish loser such as this guy, prison will be a very special hell for him.


14 posted on 01/15/2014 2:20:02 PM PST by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: MrB

I’ve been very concerned about this particular one for a long time. Here is documentation of a larceny he perpetrated.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DDZBzvTDhGU


15 posted on 01/15/2014 2:21:16 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

“Makes me wonder why he’s an ex-cop.”

Retired at an ungodly early age, like they all do. Collecting pension for 20 years now so he can turn it all over to this widow and her daughter.


16 posted on 01/15/2014 2:21:30 PM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland

He must be a “get off my lawn” type of retired cop.


17 posted on 01/15/2014 2:23:20 PM PST by glorgau
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To: glorgau

Nah.... he’s a “do whatever the hell I say, just because I say so, or I’ll shoot your ass” kinda cop.


18 posted on 01/15/2014 2:25:06 PM PST by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: lbryce

I wonder if the ex-cop is senile or going into Alzheimers and undergoing a drastic personality change. So sad for the victim’s family!


19 posted on 01/15/2014 2:37:08 PM PST by Cloverfarm (This too shall pass ...)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
I quit going to movies simply because there are so many jerks in the audience.

BTTT, not to mention the price

Talkers, texters, gigglers, spoilers. I’m talking about ADULTS! Not and the kids.

20 posted on 01/15/2014 2:41:42 PM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: lbryce

There have been instances at the theater where I would have liked to b!tch slap someone using their phone or being obnoxious while the movie was playing.


21 posted on 01/15/2014 2:49:07 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: SoldierDad

Me too, but I didn’t murder them. I told some kids to STFU once, and one of them said, “I’ll see you outside.” When I left after the movie, he was nowhere to be seen, maybe because we were three grown men.


22 posted on 01/15/2014 2:59:21 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: lbryce

Let’s hear from the idiots on the other thread that said there are two sides to every story or that this was a justifiable shooting. The pos should die in prison and all his retirement/savings should go to the kids of the man he murdered.


23 posted on 01/15/2014 3:03:22 PM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: ozzymandus

Yeah, I wouldn’t commit murder either, regardless of whether I felt like it. Prison is just not all that enticing. However, there are lots of people in today’s society that are simply rude and obnoxious.


24 posted on 01/15/2014 3:07:58 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Cloverfarm

That was my first thought also....early onset. Sad for all involved.


25 posted on 01/15/2014 3:10:54 PM PST by FES0844
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To: Cloverfarm

Sometimes a brain tumor will also produce crazed behavior.His long term friends say he was a decent person,so something happened to him.


26 posted on 01/15/2014 3:13:20 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

We only go to the first show on Sunday. I wouldn’t go to an evening show especially on Fri. And Sat.


27 posted on 01/15/2014 3:15:40 PM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: lbryce
It is EXTREMELY annoying when some selfish teenagers are flashing their blue lights all over the theater. It makes me wonder why they didnt just stay at home and sit in a closet and text.

But death seems a harsh penalty....

28 posted on 01/15/2014 3:18:44 PM PST by PATRIOT1876
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To: Cloverfarm

Well, his forgetting to plant a gun or knife on the victim after shooting him could be taken as a sign of senility.


29 posted on 01/15/2014 3:18:44 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman
Well, his forgetting to plant a gun or knife on the victim after shooting him could be taken as a sign of senility

Or lack of opportunity. He only winged the victims wife. Can't plant anything if she's watching.

30 posted on 01/15/2014 3:21:52 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans

Deadly force is only justified when there is a threat to life or limb, not because some idiot was being rude in a movie theater. Anyone who tries to say this shooting is justified needs his/her/their head examined. However, I can understand the feeling behind this incident given how many rude people exist in today’s society.


31 posted on 01/15/2014 3:30:26 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
I quit going to movies simply because there are so many jerks in the audience.

Same here. Sticky floors, loudmouths, Abe Lincoln in front of me with his stovepipe hat and people who can't stop playing with their cell phones for five minutes. Screw that. I bought a big TV and have unlimited options for getting movies for it. I can pause them when I need a break and can tell my fellow moviegoers to pipe down if it's warranted, and make it stick. :-)

Last movie I saw in a theater, I lucked out. I unexpectedly showed up at a friend's house in SoCal. 'Enemy at the Gates' was showing, at the brand-new, state-of-the-art theater in the next town. He's a huge WW2 buff and never has any money, so I sprung for it. Turns out that the last movie in a theater that he went to was 'Das Boot', when it was in theater circulation in...late Seventies? Early Eighties?

Knocked him out. We almost had the place to ourselves, so no jerks.

32 posted on 01/15/2014 3:38:18 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: lbryce
Haven't seen a movie in a movie theatre since 1982, when I finally decided I had had it with my former spectators and they all implemented a smoking ban.

Everybody should have followed my lead.

Don't get me started on commercial air travel. Stopped that in 1992.

33 posted on 01/15/2014 3:41:04 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I see only 1 or 2 movies a year. I can’t stand the teenagers and twenty-somethings with their damn cell phones. The only films I feel like I NEED to see IN the theater are the next Hobbit film (#3) and the next Star Wars when that comes out in 2015. Other than that? I can wait until it comes out on DVD or is available through an online server like Netflix.


34 posted on 01/15/2014 4:26:44 PM PST by vladimir998
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To: lbryce

On the rare times that I actually go to a movie it’s during the matinee when there are very few in the theater.
American society has gone down the gutter these past 20 years and I have a zero urge to deal with this new American culture in a movie theater at 9 o’clock at night.

Usually I can wait the 19 days and rent the DVD instead.


35 posted on 01/15/2014 4:42:03 PM PST by mowowie
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To: kjam22

Most of the cops I’ve known are that type. And I’ve known many. They’re bullies.


36 posted on 01/15/2014 5:33:15 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: lbryce

My wife and I go to the Saturday or Sunday early matinee almost every week and there is very rarely any kind of issue with people texting or using cellphones or any other rude behavior during the 15 minute preview period and never during the movie. I don’t know what theaters all these other posters are visiting, but we like to go to the first run movies during the matinees when prices are lower and crowds are scarce.


37 posted on 01/15/2014 7:00:44 PM PST by Real Cynic No More (Border Fence Obamacare!)
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To: lbryce; a fool in paradise

“He wouldn’t buy me a doughnut!”


38 posted on 01/15/2014 7:04:50 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Respect my former authoritay!


39 posted on 01/15/2014 7:05:28 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: lbryce

This from the story:

Charles Cummings said his son went to call 911, while Cummings and another patron who claimed to a nurse began performing CPR on the victim.

A man sitting next to the shooter grabbed the gun out of his hand, and the suspect did not attempt to get away, Cummings said.

Good thing the gun jammed and they got it away from him quickly or he might have shot the guy using his cell phone in the theatre there calling 911.


40 posted on 01/16/2014 6:10:23 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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