Angry Moviegoer Shoots Man for Talking During Movie
Dec 30, 2008 14:37
This was inevitable. One day someone was bound to get so angry that they'd shoot someone because they wouldn't shut up during a movie. The story of the weekend (via The Philadelphia Inquirer) involves one James Joseph Cialella Jr., a 29 year old moviegoer who was attending a showing of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on Christmas Day in Philadelphia. When a father and son sitting in front of him wouldn't stop talking during the movie, including after Cialella angrily threw popcorn at them, he presumed to get up and shoot the father in the arm with a Kel-Tec .380 handgun.
Get this, after shooting the father, Cialella put the gun back in his waist and sat back down in his seat to finish the movie. By then, everyone else had scurried out of the movie theater, so now he was enjoying it all alone, in absolute silence. The police were called and arrested him a few minutes later. Cialella is being charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and weapons violations. This all occurred at the UA Riverview Theatre in South Philadelphia (seen above), which apparently sees the likes of "ghetto" moviegoers all the time. I'm guessing that no one is attending movies at that theater this weekend.
So you know, shut the hell up when the movie starts. You never know what's going to happen.
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