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Ok. No father of the year award for this guy!

Posted by on Jul. 20, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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You have GOT to be kidding me!  I hope this girl leaves his sorry butt so fast!  What do you think.  Would you stay with a guy like this?

Couple in Colo. Theater Shooting Escape With Baby and Toddler in Tow

A young couple who'd recently moved from New Mexico and were attending the Aurora, Colo., midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" with their children said they had planned to sit in the front row by the exit in which a gunman entered and allegedly killed at least 12 people.

[Related: Full coverage of the Aurora shooting]

Jamie Rohrs, 25, said that before the movie started, he and his fiancee, Patricia Legarreta, also 25, had opted for seats in the second-floor balcony. Rohrs held their 4-month-old son, Ethan, while Legarreta sat next to her 4-year-old daughter, Azeria, who was asleep with her head in her mother's lap.

"Where the gunman came in, we were going to sit right there," Rohrs told ABC News today. "God was definitely with us and watching over us. I just thank God we sat where we did and showed up late."

Fifteen minutes into the movie, Legarreta said, someone walked into the theater from the exit and threw something. Police now allege that James Holmes, 24, burst into the movie house and started shooting patrons, killing at least 12 and injuring at least 50.

[Slideshow: Mass shooting at Colorado movie theater]

Legarreta said that after seeing smoke and then hearing gunshots, she heard Rohrs yell for her to get on the ground.

"I threw my daughter on the floor," she said. "I just remember thinking my fiance has my son."

Legarreta said she was wounded in her leg as she stood to move between her daughter and the gun shots.

"It was headed toward my daughter," she said through tears today. "Had I not moved her -- I just moved her in front of me. ... I don't know what would happened to her."

Legarreta said she had shrapnel in her leg from the upper thigh to the ankle. While she was on the floor, she said, she could see her 4-month-old baby on the ground near the stairs. Legarreta said she did not know the whereabouts of Rohrs.

"At that point, I reached out and I grabbed him and pulled him in to me," she said. "I didn't even check my leg until we were out in the parking lot."

Rohrs, who had Ethan, said he jumped over the seat with the baby in his arms. He said he considered lying on the ground and playing dead but feared for his son's life.

"I'm trying to keep him low. ... And he's crying," Rohrs said. "People are running all over. I'm tripping and falling. I don't know if I laid him down or sat him down. I'm wondering maybe there's more of them. [I'm thinking] 'He's crying and they're going to come get me.' I look up to see if I can run. I'm ducking, dodging, turning left, turning right. ... Every time you hear a gun shot, it's like 'Oh, I'm dead.'"

"I'm just disoriented after I put him down," Rohrs said. "I'm just waiting for me to hit the ground and fall down dead. You could see the gunfire and people are dropping."

He said he wondered where Ethan was but realized he could not go back to get him. Rohrs finally jumped over the balcony and ended up outside.

"It just felt like the worst thing ever because my son's still in there," he told ABC News. "My girlfriend is still in there. I'm out here. Who leaves their child there?"

He said Legarreta called him from another phone and he drove back to the theater. They were eventually taken to the hospital and released.

[Slideshow: Suspect's apartment booby trapped]

In an interview with ABC News, Legaretta said she just ran as fast as she could with the baby and her daughter when the gunshots stopped.

"[I just said] 'I'm not going to die in here. Me and my kids are not going to die in this building,'" she said. "I'm just happy that we got our kids out. It was so hard sitting in the hospital. ... Thinking of all the people that we saw. Hoping and praying that they got out."

Rohrs said the two took their children to the show because they figured they'd sleep through it.

"We just moved here from New Mexico," he said. "We have to go out. We have to do things. You don't think you're going to get shot. You're just living your life."

by on Jul. 20, 2012 at 10:54 PM
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cammibear
by Gold Member on Jul. 20, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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Idk, it's hard to know how anyone would react in this situation. The mother reacted like a loving mother would. The boyfriend was only thinking of himself. I want to say "typical man".
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DanaG70
by Bronze Member on Jul. 20, 2012 at 11:14 PM
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Some people don't handle situations like this well, sounds like he panicked and didn't know what to do.
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Nighttiger
by Bronze Member on Jul. 20, 2012 at 11:16 PM
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I just can't wrap my brain around leaving your 4 month old on the ground alone.  And the kicker for me...he drove away!!! Seriously?!?  She had to call him back?? I understand running with your 4 month old and leaving your girlfriend if you feel you have to, but to put them on the floor and then driving away?!

finnbar
by Silver Member on Jul. 20, 2012 at 11:19 PM

I just read that article to my husband. He says the only thing he'd be thinking in that situation is how quick can I lay on top my wife and child?   And if he DID run away and leave us like that, he'd be too ashamed to ever show his face again. He'd run away to Mexico! 

It's obvious this guy puts himself first.  That poor girl is not going to have an easy life married to someone that self centered.

Mommy_of_Riley
by Jes on Jul. 20, 2012 at 11:20 PM
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ASSHOLE!

I just read this and all I can't think is SERIOUSLY!?!?! You left your baby on the ground and ran away leaving your family... And you DROVE AWAY?!?!?!?!
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WesternNYmom
by Silver Member on Jul. 20, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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I only saw part of  the interview with this couple on tv, but now that I actually read the interview from start to finish, I agree. That guy was selfish. I don't know how he could have left his family like that.  Even if I was running for my life, I would still make sure that my family was safe.

Cullen.Girlie.
by Member on Jul. 20, 2012 at 11:32 PM
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This! Omg! I have a 3 yr old, and am currently pregnant with my 2nd..and there is NO way in HELL that I would leave my daughter behind! This almost put me in tears!
This whole thing makes me sick! I could not imagine having to go through this with my daughter. I feel so bad for all involved. My heart breaks for them! I literally have done nothing but hug my daughter tight and let her get away with everything today, because I cannot handle thinking of spanking her or punishing her...when others have lost their children...or came so close to losing them!
God be with all the victims! :'(


Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

ASSHOLE!



I just read this and all I can't think is SERIOUSLY!?!?! You left your baby on the ground and ran away leaving your family... And you DROVE AWAY?!?!?!?!
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Cullen.Girlie.
by Member on Jul. 20, 2012 at 11:33 PM
Correction...no way in hell would I leave my KIDS...my FAMILY...or my FRIENDS...honestly!

Quoting Cullen.Girlie.:

This! Omg! I have a 3 yr old, and am currently pregnant with my 2nd..and there is NO way in HELL that I would leave my daughter behind! This almost put me in tears!

This whole thing makes me sick! I could not imagine having to go through this with my daughter. I feel so bad for all involved. My heart breaks for them! I literally have done nothing but hug my daughter tight and let her get away with everything today, because I cannot handle thinking of spanking her or punishing her...when others have lost their children...or came so close to losing them!

God be with all the victims! :'(




Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

ASSHOLE!





I just read this and all I can't think is SERIOUSLY!?!?! You left your baby on the ground and ran away leaving your family... And you DROVE AWAY?!?!?!?!
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LindaClement
by Thatwoman on Jul. 20, 2012 at 11:34 PM
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There is a difference, instinctive, in the fear responses of men and women.

Women and young children don't run and they don't fight: they freeze. 

Running with a baby is an inherently stupid and dangerous thing to do. Fighting with one in arms is equally stupid and dangerous. 

Men run and fight... 

They both just responded as their bodies required.

TruthSeeker.
by Milami on Jul. 20, 2012 at 11:36 PM
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 Wow. Maybe there is something about the way women bond with their babies differently than men.

 I always wondered how I would react to a crisis and being disoriented.  Last week the fire alarms(batteries were low) went off in our home at 3am. I've never moved so fast in my entire life. I was out of that bed without my glasses running through the house to my kids rooms. It was just instinctual. Dh jumped up but ran to the kitchen. Maybe he wanted to make a quick sandwich? lol 

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