[Marxism] The sort of audience attracted to "Lone Survivor"
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Tue Jan 14 14:09:35 MST 2014
NY Times, Jan.14, 2014
Man Killed During Argument Over Texting at Movie Theater
By FRANCES ROBLES
MIAMI — An argument over texting at the movies ended in a cellphone
user’s death, when a retired police officer in the audience shot him at
a theater near Tampa, Fla., on Monday afternoon, the authorities said.
Two couples were among patrons at a matinee of “Lone Survivor” at the
Grove 16 movie theater in Wesley Chapel, about 20 miles northeast of
Tampa, when one of the men, a retired Tampa police officer, got angry
because the man in front of him was using his phone during the previews,
despite being asked to stop several times, said Douglas Tobin, a Pasco
County sheriff’s office spokesman.
A witness told local television stations that the offended man stormed
out to get a manager, but returned without one. The man using the phone
explained to the irritated man that he was simply texting his 3-year-old
daughter, the witness, Charles Cummings, told Tampa’s FOX 13 television.
“Three seconds, four seconds later, the argument starts again,” Mr.
Cummings told reporters outside the theater. “Their voices start going
up; there seems to be almost a confrontation. Somebody throws popcorn,
I’m not sure who threw the popcorn, and, bang, he was shot.”
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