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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 ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aurora; aurorashooting; colorado; cowardice; fatherhood; frontpage; jamesholmes; jamierohrs; leftwingmassmurder; manhood; shooting
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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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