Man shot dead at Florida theatre for texting: Cops


spaminator
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Man shot dead at Florida theatre for texting: Cops
Reuters
First posted: Monday, January 13, 2014 03:13 PM EST | Updated: Monday, January 13, 2014 07:23 PM EST
MIAMI A moviegoer shot and killed one person and wounded another on Monday when an argument over text messaging in a Tampa Bay area theatre showing the hit new war film "Lone Survivor" erupted in gunfire, authorities said.
Doug Tobin, a spokesman for the Pasco Sheriff's Office, said the shooter was watching the film with his wife when they got into an argument with another couple in the row of seats directly in front of them over texting in the theatre.
At some point, the assailant, who was not immediately identified, brandished a gun and shot both the man he had been arguing with and his female companion, Tobin said.
"The male victim is deceased. The female victim was injured with non-life threatening injuries," he said.
Tobin added that the shooter was detained by a fellow moviegoer before being taken into police custody.
"Lone Survivor," based on a New York Times best seller, stars Mark Wahlberg and tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission against the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Police tape surrounds the Cobb Grove 16 movie theater in Wesley Chapel, Florida January 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Mike Carlson)

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Tecumsehsbones
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I call that justifiable homicide.
 
Blackleaf
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That's America for you.
 
Colpy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

That's America for you.

Harold Fredrick Shipman [1] (14 January 1946 – 13 January 2004) was a British doctor and one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history by proven murders with up to 250 murders being ascribed to him.

That's Great Britain for you!!
 
damngrumpy
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#5
Again guns in the hand of someone who has mental issues
We so often get bent out of shape screaming controlling the
gun will mean only criminals will have guns. Not so much
worse crazy people get guns and we don't even notice.
Criminals use guns in their chosen profession as it were.
They use their weapon with discretion crazy people do not.
We should be much more concerned about nut cases with
weapons. We can't stop criminals from having guns and
those with mental issues don't come with label either
 
Colpy
#6
Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpy View Post

Again guns in the hand of someone who has mental issues
We so often get bent out of shape screaming controlling the
gun will mean only criminals will have guns. Not so much
worse crazy people get guns and we don't even notice.
Criminals use guns in their chosen profession as it were.
They use their weapon with discretion crazy people do not.
We should be much more concerned about nut cases with
weapons. We can't stop criminals from having guns and
those with mental issues don't come with label either

The guy was not only a retired police officer, he was a retired captain of the Tampa Bay police, and had been responsible for their tactical team.

How the heck do you prevent a guy like that from having a gun??
 
Blackleaf
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Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

Harold Fredrick Shipman [1] (14 January 1946 13 January 2004) was a British doctor and one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history by proven murders with up to 250 murders being ascribed to him.

That's Great Britain for you!!

Shootings happen everyday in gun-mad America. You need to wear bulletproof vests there just to go to school or to the pictures. And yet the Yanks seem to be proud of this fact. They seem to think it makes them big and hard and tough because they go on shooting sprees in their local cinema because they were given the wrong type of popcorn. And they see Britain as some sort of failed state because its citizens don't shoot a school up every week or two. America has an unhealthy obsession with the gun and that's plain to see for anyone who has more commonsense than a Polo mint. Serial killers and murders are also far more prevalent in America than in Britain, which has one of the world's lowest murder rates. I'm glad for my life that I live in good old Blighty and not the land of braindead, gun-toting, trigger-happy amoebas.
Last edited by Blackleaf; Jan 14th, 2014 at 03:39 PM..
 
grumpydigger
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The only way something like this can happen is that the shooter was mentally unbalanced. The fact that he was the captain of the police department and a leader of a tactical team doesn't really mean nothing.

Simply because once they are accepted and complete their training they are never psychologically tested ever again. and other than an outright killing such as this, they will never be held accountable.
Last edited by grumpydigger; Jan 14th, 2014 at 04:12 PM..
 
EagleSmack
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petros
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I bet they'll never piss off movie goers ever again.
 
Christianna
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Quote:

(CNN) -- Two children were taken to a hospital after a report of a shooting at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, New Mexico, a spokeswoman for the hospital said Tuesday.
They were taken to Eastern New Mexico Medical Center, where their conditions were not immediately available, she said.
The state Department of Public Safety said in a news release that state and local police were called to the school at 8:11 a.m. and that "there are preliminary reports of injury," though their number and extent were not immediately known.
State Police Public Information Officer Emmanuel Gutierrez said the threat had been "alleviated" and children were being bused from the school.
The Roswell Police Department's Facebook page said a suspect has been apprehended.
The Facebook post by Roswell police said the school was placed on lockdown after the shooting.


Yet again
 
Machjo
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Guns don't kill people; people kill people. If school children, teachers, parents, school bus drivers, shop clerks, waiters, and street cleaners were all armed, this kind of thing just wouldn't happen. It's time we make it the law that every able-bodied person over the age of five is appropriately armed and fined if not properly armed.
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by Colpy View Post

Harold Fredrick Shipman [1] (14 January 1946 13 January 2004) was a British doctor and one of the most prolific serial killers in recorded history by proven murders with up to 250 murders being ascribed to him.

That's Great Britain for you!!

I imagine BL's response would be something to the effect of "Even our serial killers are better than yours!"
 
Colpy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Shootings happen everyday in gun-mad America. You need to wear bulletproof vests there just to go to school or to the pictures. And yet the Yanks seem to be proud of this fact. They seem to think it makes them big and hard and tough because they go on shooting sprees in their local cinema because they were given the wrong type of popcorn. And they see Britain as some sort of failed state because its citizens don't shoot a school up every week or two. America has an unhealthy obsession with the gun and that's plain to see for anyone who has more commonsense than a Polo mint. Serial killers and murders are also far more prevalent in America than in Britain, which has one of the world's lowest murder rates. I'm glad for my life that I live in good old Blighty and not the land of braindead, gun-toting, trigger-happy amoebas.

Funny though......

You seem to just ache to pick on the USA...........which has a murder rate of 4.7 per 100,000.

Not Bermuda, a British possession, that just happens to have exceptionally tough gun control, and a murder rate of 12.3 per 100,000.

Or Honduras, with tough gun control and a murder rate of 91.6 per 100,000.

Or any of the other 103 countries with a worse murder rate than the USA. Or the world altogether, in which the mean rate is 1 1/2 times that of the USA.

Sour grapes I think. The prodical son has eclipsed the mother, to the point of saving her twice in the past 100 years from her enemies on the continent........

Or maybe it is just ***** envy.

Who knows??

List of countries by intentional homicide rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
WLDB
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Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

Guns don't kill people; people kill people. If school children, teachers, parents, school bus drivers, shop clerks, waiters, and street cleaners were all armed, this kind of thing just wouldn't happen. It's time we make it the law that every able-bodied person over the age of five is appropriately armed and fined if not properly armed.

A shoot out in a dark theatre probably wouldnt end well. Armed or unarmed in that situation random people are bound to be shot.
 
Colpy
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDB View Post

A shoot out in a dark theatre probably wouldnt end well. Armed or unarmed in that situation random people are bound to be shot.

Actually, that is not so....

Portland Strip Club Shooting Suspect Returned With Gun After Being 'Snubbed' By Bouncer

The shooting you won't read about in the headlines.

Guess why.
 
BaalsTears
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Don't text in the presence of an old man trying to watch a movie.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by WLDB View Post

A shoot out in a dark theatre probably wouldnt end well. Armed or unarmed in that situation random people are bound to be shot.

Not really, just aim for the lit up phone.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Blackleaf View Post

Shootings happen everyday in gun-mad America. You need to wear bulletproof vests there just to go to school or to the pictures. And yet the Yanks seem to be proud of this fact. They seem to think it makes them big and hard and tough because they go on shooting sprees in their local cinema because they were given the wrong type of popcorn. And they see Britain as some sort of failed state because its citizens don't shoot a school up every week or two. America has an unhealthy obsession with the gun and that's plain to see for anyone who has more commonsense than a Polo mint. Serial killers and murders are also far more prevalent in America than in Britain, which has one of the world's lowest murder rates. I'm glad for my life that I live in good old Blighty and not the land of braindead, gun-toting, trigger-happy amoebas.

All can say is the following. What a ridiculous post. You and Celine Dion must share the same bubble.
 
spaminator
#20
Florida widow of man shot in theater describes 'rare' date
Barbara Liston, Reuters
First posted: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 02:32 PM EST | Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014 02:42 PM EST
ORLANDO - The widow of a man killed in a Florida movie theater last week cried on Wednesday as she described how the joy over a rare date with her husband was shattered by a stranger's gunshot.
Nicole Oulson's husband, Chad, 43, was shot on Jan. 13 by retired police officer Curtis Reeves, 71, during an argument over cellphone texting in the theater, authorities said.
Reeves, who has been charged with second-degree murder, was annoyed that Chad Oulson was using his phone to text during previews before the start of combat drama "Lone Survivor," and an altercation ensued, police said. Oulson was texting his 22-month-old daughter's babysitter, they said.
Nicole Oulson was hit in the hand by the same bullet that struck her husband in the chest, and her wound was still bandaged during a news conference at her attorneys' law office in Tampa.
"Just to think that in the blink of an eye, my whole world just got shattered into a million pieces," she said in her first public comments since the shooting. "And now I'm left trying to pick them up and put them all back together, and it's so hard and it's so unbearable."
Reeves said he fired his .380-caliber semiautomatic handgun in self defense after something hit him in the face inside the theater in Wesley Chapel, 25 miles northeast of Tampa.
Witnesses saw Chad Oulson throw a bag of popcorn, the sheriff's office said. Authorities said they did not think Florida's Stand Your Ground law, which allows people to use deadly force to defend themselves if they believe their life is in danger, would apply.
Nicole Oulson did not offer any new details on Wednesday about the argument, although her lawyer, TJ Grimaldi, said she has a "very clear recollection of what happened."
Oulson said she and Chad had been out enjoying rare time alone, away from their young daughter.
"Me and my husband didn't get a date night very often, much less a whole day to spend together, so I was just so excited and looking forward to spending the day with the love of my life at a place of entertainment, you know, family entertainment," she said.
Grimaldi said his firm is representing Oulson as a victim as well as an eyewitness in the criminal case, and in a planned civil lawsuit, which he would not discuss in detail.
The law firm is accepting donations for a memorial fund to help the Oulson family. The couple's daughter is too young to understand what happened, Grimaldi said.
"All she knows is Daddy is not there," he said.
Police tape surrounds the Cobb Grove 16 movie theatre in Wesley Chapel, Florida January 13, 2014. (REUTERS/Mike Carlson)

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Blackleaf
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spaminator
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Florida man who shot a man in a theater for texting pleads not guilty
Kenneth Knight, Reuters
First posted: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 10:55 PM EST | Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014 11:02 PM EST
DADE CITY - A retired Florida police captain accused of fatally shooting a man in a movie theater after a texting confrontation last month pleaded not guilty Wednesday at a daylong bail hearing that resembled a mini-trial.
Curtis Reeves Jr., 71, is charged with second-degree murder and aggravated battery in the shooting death of Chad Oulson, 43, in Wesley Chapel, north of Tampa.
Oulson died Jan. 13 after an argument with Reeves over Oulson's use of a cell phone to text his 2-year-old daughter's baby sitter, Pasco County sheriff's deputies said.
On Wednesday, Circuit Court Judge Pat Siracusa tried unsuccessful to complete a bond hearing to decide whether Reeves would remain in the Pasco County Jail, where he has been since the shooting.
Lengthy testimony by eyewitnesses to the shooting and family and friends of the defendant forced the judge Wednesday evening to postpone a decision until the next hearing set for Friday.
Reeves' daughter and family friends who spoke on Reeves' behalf described him as an honest and honorable man who deserved to be released from jail.
Reeves, who is from Brooksville, removed his glasses and wiped away tears when his daughter, Jennifer Shaw, made emotional testimony, offering to turn over his passport to the court. She said her father is a religious man, doting grandfather and a pillar of society who takes care of his 93-year-old mother.
Reeves attorney Richard Escobar said his client should be released because any action he took was to defend himself.
The incident occurred during the previews at a matinee showing of the combat drama "Lone Survivor" at the Cobb Grove Theatre complex.
Four witnesses called by prosecutors to testify said Reeves shot Oulson, from nearby Land O'Lakes, in the chest with a .380-caliber pistol after Oulson threw popcorn at him.
Assistant State Attorney Manny Garcia said Reeves should remain in jail without bail, adding that Oulson did not strike or touch Reeves during the altercation.
Siracusa said he would allow surveillance video recorded inside the theater at the time of the shooting to be shown in court.
The judge agreed to seal all evidence in court files for 30 days to give Reeves' attorneys time to review it and decide whether to challenge it.
Siracusa said he looked at the video 15 times and found the images grainy, blurry and difficult to see.
Curtis Reeves Jr. looks into the gallery during his bail hearing in Dade City, Florida, February 5, 2014. Reeves, a former Tampa police captain, is charged with second-degree murder for killing a fellow moviegoer Chad Oulson on January 13, 2014 during an argument over cellphone use. REUTERS/Andy Jones

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