In a cinema-rage event, a moviegoer has been arrested for pulling a gun after a child kicked his seat. Police were called after a fight broke out in this movie theater in Kentucky Saturday morning. According to witnesses, the Illinois man stood up and cursed the kid, and then he asked if the boy was going to continue kicking his seat.
The Kentucky man told an officer that he and his son were behind another man in the movie theater watching “Star Trek Beyond,” and he let his son continue kicking the back of the man’s seat.
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A fight broke out between the two men, after the father intervened. Police say the father was getting the upper hand in the fight, when witnesses said the Illinois man pulled a gun and said:
‘What the [expletive] are you going to do now?’
That was when other people in the theater saw the gun and began running for the exit, according to the police. Police have not identified either man.
Three men consisting of both theater employees and patrons intervened and escorted the man with the gun from the theater and got outside just as police were arriving.
Police say that the move theater was the only site involved in the incident. After police took the Illinois man, the movie-goers returned, and the theater people let them back inside.
Paducah police say they will be seeking charges against the man. According to the police report:
‘The man was barred from Cinemark property, and police will present their investigation on Monday to the McCracken County Attorney’s office for charges.’
This cinema-rage fight reminded others of an incident in January 2014. A Florida man was texting during the previews and angered other moviegoers. Then one of them shot and killed the man.
Almost exactly a year ago, a man killed two moviegoers and wounded nine others in Lafayette, LA, during a screening of “Trainwreck.”
Police will present the results of their investigation and interviews to the McCracken County Attorney’s Office on Monday. They will press charges then.
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