Skip to comments.Mock Shooting Alarms Crowd, Triggers Police Response At Movie Theater In CT
Posted on 04/25/2018 8:20:19 AM PDT by yoe
STAMFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) The sound of gunfire and someone shouting Everybody down, everybody shocked moviegoers sitting in the lobby of the Bow Tie Majestic 6 movie theaters Sunday night, but the incident appears to have been a juvenile prank.
Five children ranging in ages from 10 to 16 were arrested and face both criminal charges and potential school disciplinary action after police say they used toy cap guns to stage the mock attack in Stamford, reports CBS2s Tony Aiello.
Police say three members of the group had noisy toy guns and fired them in the theater while shouting everyone down before fleeing the theater.
They let the rounds off, then they yell out, get down, get down, get down. Me, if Im in that theater, Im thinking theres a robbery going down and Im going to protect myself, Sgt. Joe Kennedy told Aiello. Just shock and disbelieve, you know, a lot of fear.
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There is a life out there without smart phones....and there are still parents that teach their children right from wrong....
Since this was in the People’s Republic of Connecticut, the gun-free theater-goers were lucky.
>>Start with “what you would do if this were your child”.<<
Here in Texas they parents be burying them. I have no idea where the kids go the idea this would be “fun” but this certainly does put a big hole in their overinflated walkout egos.
That's an excellent way for a juvenile prankster to get shot.
The kids need to learn that they risk their LIVES doing this.
Pull that crap when we are in the theater and these young idiots would most likely be dead. Our local cineplex of choice is NOT gun free. At least not when we are there.
They have a really good fish and chips dish, too.
School disciplinary action? What do the schools have to do with this? It occurred in a public movie theater on a Sunday night.
Criminal and/or civil charges should be pursued, but directly involving their schools in their punishment is over-reach as far as I am concerned.
That's a good way to get shot. For real.
WTF is wrong with these kids’..... parents!
Its a prank, and a good one, from some high-spirited young people. It seemed like a good idea to them.
What, are you gonna shoot somebody who shoots a cap pistol? You cant tell the difference between a cap pistol and a real pistol? You cant see it is a 10-year-old knuckleheaded kid?
If you are going to conceal carry you gotta be in control of your emotions and pay attention to your surroundings!
“School disciplinary action? “
This is the Obama way. Van you spell P-A-R-K-L-A-N-D.
"...be in control of your emotions..."
Why, if you and olepap have keenly sensed good natured high-jinks going on? You know, telling a child with a toy gun in the dark from an active shooter; the skill sorely lacking in many police shootings.
And if it is an active shooter, why would I be jammed at the exits with a hundred other folks, waiting to get mowed down? You're damned right I'd be shooting back. Call me a Rambo or any name you want.
"...youre damned right Id be shooting back..."
I have no doubts discretion and level-headedness are required components for responsible CCW.
However, the liberal argument has always been two-pronged. Either it’s just too haaard to fight back, or blood will run in the streets.
In the Aurora shooting the killer walked in through an exit door and stood at the front. Everyone could see him; they thought he had dressed up for the movie. Then, he shot people like it was a clay pigeon gallery.
"...Aurora, CO v. Stamford, CT..."
And it’s good no one killed them.
Stay vigilant, my friend.
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