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Movie go-er slaps kid for being loud!!!!!

Posted by on May. 23, 2012 at 7:53 AM
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And you thought shushing was harsh

By William Goss 14 hours ago
The odds are unfortunately good that we all have our fair share of moviegoing horror stories to vent about (which you're welcome to do in the comments section below). You go to a movie, and a stranger takes a phone call, sends texts, repeats every other line, translates every single line, attempts to add jokes to the experience, or simply proceeds with idle chatter. Sometimes, you shush to occasional effect. Sometimes, you get a manager and the jerk clams up. Sometimes, people threaten to come to blows out in the parking lot.

And sometimes, you mistake a popcorn-throwing, motor-mouthed misfit for a grown man and hit him hard enough to knock a tooth out and leave him with a bloody nose. According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, a 21-year-old attendee of an unknown 3D movie was fed up enough to do just that, only to not realize how young his adversary was... and that his mother was apparently sitting beside him. The man now faces felony charges.

Was the man wrong for lashing out physically? Yes. Was the mother wrong for not keeping the behavior of those children in check? In all likelihood. Could the kid have had a loose tooth already? It's possible. The point is, don't do any of it. Don't talk. Don't slap. Don't throw popcorn. You know what, just don't leave your house. It's easier that way.
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momdoes
by Platinum Member on May. 23, 2012 at 7:54 AM

Fuck!!!!!!!!!

AFWifeNMom
by on May. 23, 2012 at 7:57 AM
Oh wow, how old was the kid?
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momdoes
by Platinum Member on May. 23, 2012 at 7:59 AM

 

Quoting AFWifeNMom:

Oh wow, how old was the kid?

 

Man accused of hitting noisy kid at Wash. theater

A Washington state man fed up with a group of noisy moviegoers behind him stepped over the seat and punched a 10-year-old boy in the face.

SEATTLE -

A Washington state man fed up with a group of noisy moviegoers behind him stepped over the seat and punched a 10-year-old boy in the face.

The man, who told police he thought the person he hit was a grown man, was watching "Titanic" in 3-D with his girlfriend and had asked the people sitting behind to quiet down and stop throwing popcorn, but they laughed at him, he said.

"I got so mad that it just happened," Yong Hyun Kim, 21, told police who arrested him the night of April 11 at the AMC Kent Station 14, in Kent, a south Seattle suburb.

The 10-year-old lost a tooth and had a bloody nose in the confrontation.

Kim spent a night in the Kent city jail and appeared April 12 in King County District Court and was released, said county prosecutor's spokesman Dan Donohoe.

Kim was charged May 16 with second-degree assault. If convicted, he could be sentenced to three to nine months in jail, Donohoe said Tuesday.

The Auburn man will be arraigned May 31 at the Regional Justice Center in Kent.

A phone number for Kim could not be found, and it's unclear whether he has a lawyer.

The boy, identified in the police report as KJJ, was at the theater with three friends. They met police in the lobby. They said they were watching the movie and talking when Kim told them to be quiet. They quieted down, but KJJ says when he whispered something, Kim jumped over the seat, threw an iced drink at them and punched KJJ in the face.

Kim said something to the effect of "You know what, I paid a lot of money to see this movie," the police report said.

Kim told police the boys' behavior was worse than talking. He says they were hitting him and his girlfriend with popcorn, running back and forth in the aisle and bumping him with their arms.

"At one point Yong stepped over the seats and confronted the subjects behind him," the police report says. "Yong said he was talking to the subjects when they started laughing at him. Yong said he became so angry and swung his arm at one of the subjects and him in the face."

A manager at the theater referred a request for comment to a corporate spokesman.

"We strongly encourage guests to be respectful of their fellow moviegoers, and to report any disturbance to an AMC associate, so that we may handle it directly," AMC Theatres spokesman Ryan Noonan said in a statement. "The safety and security of our guests and associates is important to us, and we want everyone to enjoy the moviegoing experience."

Noonan said the theater's management told him no one had complained about audience behavior prior to the incident.

Pnukey
by Jennifer on May. 23, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Maybe he should have smacked the mama for not keeping her kids in line.

Pnukey
by Jennifer on May. 23, 2012 at 8:02 AM

Or, you know, moved seats. Or complained to management. 

LaughCryLive
by Bronze Member on May. 23, 2012 at 8:03 AM
4 moms liked this
On one hand I'm horrified that the kid was only 10 and on the other I think the little bitch got what he deserved.
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mama2beautiesnb
by Gold Member on May. 23, 2012 at 8:13 AM
same here. 3d movies are not cheap.

Quoting LaughCryLive:

On one hand I'm horrified that the kid was only 10 and on the other I think the little bitch got what he deserved.
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cryssi_renee
by on May. 23, 2012 at 8:25 AM
First they should all be slapped for going to watch Titanic in 3D.

I don't understand why people think they can go around hitting people. Be an adult, get up and get management. If you have to miss part of Titanic because of it, it ok. The movie has been out for like 15 years, you can rent it. I bet those little brats will behave themselves next time they go to the movies.
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lovelove211
by Silver Member on May. 23, 2012 at 8:26 AM
Wow
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