Saturday, December 27, 2008

"Movie Rage" Results in Shooting

Talking, getting a cell phone call, and other disruptions are very annoying during a movie, which is one of the reasons I choose to wait for a movie to come to HBO or other premium channel. The theater experience isn't what it used to be. In Philadelphia a man decided to take matters into his own hands, using a gun to settle the dispute.

James Joseph Cialella Jr., 29, is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and weapons violations.

A father and son were talking during a Christmas showing of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. After asking them to be quiet, and even throwing popcorn at the young son, who refused to stay silent, Cialella pulled out a .380-caliber gun and shot the father in the left arm.

Strangely, Cialella didn't even bother leaving the theater. He sat back down in his seat and continued watching the movie, until the police arrived and took him into custody.

The unnamed shooting victim was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, and is said to be recovering.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rude people think they are immune to consequences for their bad behavior. While I can't actually condone shooting someone for yacking in a theater, I have to admit that I love the idea that this might be a wake up call to rude people everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Isn't is also rude to shoot someone for talking?

Anonymous said...

guess that's what happens when you shoot your mouth off!

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Rude people think they are immune to the consequences of misbehavior. Although I can not stand someone taking pictures yacking in a theater, I must admit he likes the idea that this could be a warning to the rude people everywhere.

Cindy Margott said...

I have to admit that I love the idea that this might be a wake up call to rude people everywhere.