By Wyatt Earp | December 28, 2008
When you are sitting in a Philadelphia area movie theater, SHUT THE HELL UP! You know, because some local boob could walk right up and shoot you in the arm.
You’ve been warned.
A man angry that a family was talking during a movie threw popcorn at the son and then shot the father in the arm, according to police in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
James Joseph Cialella, 29, was charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault and weapons violations, a police report said.
Cialella told the family sitting in front of him in the theater on Christmas Day to be quiet, police said.
An argument ensued while others at the Riverview Movie Theatre watched “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported.
Cialella then approached the family from the left side of the aisle and shot the father, who was not identified, as he was standing between Cialella and his family, according to the police report. (H/T - CNN)
First of all, shooting a person who is talking during a movie is pretty much justified, isn’t it? Maybe I’m wrong, but I think that law is in the Pennsylvania Crimes Code:
18 Pa. C.S. 9999 - It is lawful to shoot a person in the extremities if said person is babbling on during the feature film. It is not lawful to shoot a person in the extremities if the person is yapping during the coming attractions.
Second of all, anyone who pays good money to see that God-awful “Benjamin Button” film deserves some hot lead. Have you seen the trailers for this tripe? Creepy and idiotic - even for Brad Pitt.
And finally, isn’t it time that someone revokes the title of “City of Brotherly Love” from my town? We throw snowballs and batteries at people during sporting events, we average well over 300 homicides every year, and we shoot our neighbors if they talk during a movie.
It’s high time we demolish this burg and start over.