Do You Feel Lucky, Punk? Retired Cop Shoots Texter In Movie Theater


Maybe it's just my dark sense of humor, but something about this story makes me feel good:

An argument between a retired police captain and a couple who was texting inside of a Florida movie theater erupted into gunfire today that left one man dead and a woman wounded. [...]

Police said that Reeves asked Chad and Nichole Oulson several times to stop [texting], and then Reeves left the theater. When Reeves returned, Chad Oulson asked Reeves if he reported his phone use to the theater managers, police said. That prompted an argument which ended when Reeves pulled out a gun and shot Oulson in the chest, police said.

"The victim was on his cellphone, he was texting. We believe he was making some kind of noise. This noise led to an altercation," Sheriff Chris Nocco said [...]

Posted by: DMartyr at 08:52 AM


1 This is why I wait for movies to come out on video. I can make a movie theater experience in my own home. I can make popcorn the way I like it. And I don't have to put up with idiots who can't bear to be apart from their electronic gadgets for more than two minutes.

Posted by: Gork at January 14, 2014 09:23 AM

2 I gotta be honest D, i usually enjoy all your posts but this one was a little distasteful to say this makes you feel good... If u read into the entire story, the texting was being done during the previews and the man was texting his daughter... Now if he was talking on the phone during the movie, then that is one thing (still no reason to kill the man) but he was texting, which is usually noise free, during the previews... If the old grump wanted to do something, he could have went to theater management but to take away a father, husband, etc all because of texting? Well apparently the shooter has some issues.

Posted by: IraqVet at January 14, 2014 10:07 AM

3 I was being facetious.

That being said, some people do enjoy watching the previews as a part of the movie experience. Texting may be relatively noise free, but it is visually distracting. You are in a dark theater, you really can't help but to notice the small, bright screen bouncing around in front of you.

I also find it very unlikely he was texting a 3 year old. That sounds like something the media came up with to gain more sympathy for the texting couple.

People who text in theaters, while driving, or at store counters are rude. That doesn't mean they deserve to be attacked. But I think most people who respect others in public can identify with the frustration felt by this retiree trying to enjoy an evening out.

Posted by: DMartyr at January 14, 2014 10:57 AM

4 The few times I went to a theater in Tampa area tin 2013 there were ALWAYS twits texting. Bright screens beep beep boop on every key stroke and they do not care When during the movie.
Now if we could shoot them while they text and drive...I'm in.

Posted by: Kafiroon at January 14, 2014 11:29 AM

5 The loser here is 2nd Amendment. The ubamba will executorialy wryte a 'law' making guns illegal but cellphones mandatory. Everywhere.

Posted by: Erowmero at January 14, 2014 03:19 PM

6 Captain Briggs: Think things over, Callahan. Get with it. Texting ..... It's a whole new ball game these days.
Harry Callahan: Funny. I never thought of it as a game.

Posted by: GUEST at January 14, 2014 05:12 PM

7 DMartyr, I must admit, my first feeling was a bit that way, but the more I hear of this (it happened in my area of the planet) the more it looks like the shooter was a loose cannon ready to go off. The victim's wife put her hand up to try and stop the shooting, the bullet passed through her hand and killed her husband. The shooter and his lawyer are trying to make this into a 'stand your ground' issue, but there was just no reason to shoot the guy. Sad all around because the shooter was a much respected former local officer. Multiple tragedies here.

Posted by: Frustrated Teacher at January 14, 2014 09:45 PM

8 Well if Kanye West is a hero for driving all the way across town to chase a teenager into a doctors office and beating the hell out of the kid for calling Kim an ^!@@=% lover and a $!#% then this former cop can be a hero also.
I mean if ya stretch the event and spin it right, what was the movie?

Posted by: obsidian at January 15, 2014 10:29 AM

9 It wasn't the tex-ting it was what was said and done after the shooter turned the text-er in. was there a threat communicated?
Did text-or perhaps threaten to kill or seriously harm the shooter?
The scenario was what?
Text-er:"Yo Pops did you snitch on me and my Ho fo textin'?"
Former LEO: "yes I did, do ya feel lucky punk?"
Text-er: "I keel U U R a teabagger, NAZI, Facist and racist old phuc!"
Former LEO: "Halt or I will shoot!"
Former Text-er: "Derp"

Posted by: obsidian at January 15, 2014 10:38 AM

10 What shootee said/threatened after shooter returned probably is the Whole story of why he got shot.
What stupidity did baby whale tell traythug during his walk-about back to Zimmerman?

Posted by: Kafiroon at January 15, 2014 11:43 AM

11 My child is just 1 year old, if I died he'd never remember me. This guy's three year old daughter is old enough to know her father. The first thing she'll ask her mother when she sees her is 'where's daddy?'

What's the woman going to say? How is she going to explain this?

Yeah, but have a chuckle about it. What a 'dark' sense of humor you have. Fucking douchebag.

As for your buddy, I hope that senile piece of shit dies in prison, but he won't. Special rules for cops.

Posted by: Amos at January 15, 2014 11:28 PM

12 Texting in a theater is rude-and should not be allowed by theater management-


Posted by: C-Christian Soldier at January 16, 2014 04:46 PM

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