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Man Shot And Killed For Texting In Movie Theater?! Get The Shocking Deets HERE!

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Monday's 1:20 showing of Lone Survivor at Pasco County, Florida's Cobb movie theater started like most others.

People were taking their seats and waiting through previews before the movie began. Someone was still playing with their phone, and someone else was annoyed by it.

The difference is, this time that seemingly tiny conflict led to a man's death.

Curtis Reeves, a 71-year-old retired police officer, reportedly complained that 43-year-old Chad Oulson was texting and making noise.

But when it didn't stop, the situation quickly escalated out of control.

According to witnesses, the two men began arguing when someone threw popcorn. And out of nowhere, Reeves pulled a pistol and shot Oulson in the chest.

Oulson's wife Nicole was also struck by the bullet when she threw her hand up in defense of her husband.

Luckily, no one else was injured. An off-duty deputy was able to subdue Reeves and remove his weapon until police could arrive.

The violent ending to the dispute was almost too shocking to believe, even to police. Sheriff Chris Nocco said in a statement:

"It's absolutely crazy it would rise to this level over somebody just texting in a movie theater."

We can't say it any better ourselves. Just plain crazy.

[Image via AP Images.]

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18 comments to “Man Shot And Killed For Texting In Movie Theater?! Get The Shocking Deets HERE!”

  1. ugh says – reply to this


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    Wow this is why I hate Old people they are miserable and complain 24/7, any time I'm in a theatre I stay away from the oldies or they will literally annoy the shit out of u all movie even if u say one word



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    This is why you should not carry a gun, believe me there have been times when I would like to shoot some of these fools that talk and text and carry on when you are trying to watch a movie. NO I am not saying he should have shot that person or that he should not be found guilty I am sorry for the man and his family that lost his life. I just wish that people could be a more considerate and not feel that they have the right to spoil something for everyone else why are your wants anymore important then mine? If you want to text or talk go outside and do it all you want.

  3. No comment says – reply to this


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    wow

  4. ericmtl says – reply to this


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    He had it coming.



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    Re: ugh – No as you call them "old people" are not miserable and they do not complain 24/7 I m sure they paid good money to see a movie so why should you get to spoil it. You may be young now but in no time at all you will be an "old person" too it happens to everyone you can not get away from it.

  6. beyonce is the Queen says – reply to this


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    Re: ugh
    Maddona is Not like that

  7. Menopause Monster says – reply to this


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    Re: Dianabbb – I Agree

  8. Tim says – reply to this


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    Re: ericmtl – Stop threatning Perez This is free country .

  9. stuckinflorida says – reply to this


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    Re: Dianabbb – Small fact that was left out of the article - this happened BEFORE the move began, during the previews, and the guy was texting his 3 year olds babysitter to let them know that he was turning off his phone and would be unreachable until the movie was over. And yes, most of the old people in this part of Florida, which is most of the people, are grumpy and feel their sense of entitlement is mind boggling.

  10. fid says – reply to this


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    Considering it happened in America. I'm guessing people will defend this persons right to shoot someone over texting and that he'll say he feared for his life and will just walk on any charges. Great system you got there!

  11. fid says – reply to this


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    Re: Dianabbb – LOL, great logic and another reason why people shouldn't be given guns so easily. So because people text, you want a gun so you can threaten them with it so they don't annoy you in a movie theatre or when you're trying to enjoy your breakfast at Denny's?? Crazy.

  12. JC says – reply to this


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    According to witnesses, the movie hadn't even started yet. I'm not against guns but the gun culture in which we live. It's a shame that we live in a society where people think pulling out a gun and shooting someone over something so trivial as texting solves the problem.

  13. The Labyrinth Of PYKLE says – reply to this


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    Re: ugh – I've never seen this behavior that you refer to in movie theaters. In all my life, I've never seen an "oldie" tell someone to shut up in a theatre. And 90% of the time when somebody does gripe, its a woman not a guy. They say "SHHHHHH" like a school librarian.

  14. The Labyrinth Of PYKLE says – reply to this


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    The problem is not guns. Its breeding. American women spent the last several hundreds of years breeding her babies for violence. Not intentionally. Just circumstantially due to the way she chooses her mates. "wow. look at that muscular hunk. What a stud"…."um, with natural muscularity comes high testosterone levels and with high testosterone rates comes high rates of violence. " She bred american males for violence and aggression the same way humans bred some dog breeds for it. If she had been choosing nerds all these centuries as the "Hunk"…. americans would be a high gun ownership LOW homicide/violence rate culture like iceland (iceland. A female who bred the seafaring marauder out of her babies).

  15. gingerrootie says – reply to this


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    Re: beyonce is the Queen – But she dates black guys. I will bet my life young black males have committed more movie theater homicides, stabbings and assaults than elderly "oldies" have.

  16. LaVieEnRose82 says – reply to this


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    People should see how idiotic they look after what they've posted on here. Texting before and during a movie is NOT worth violence. So next let's take our anger out on people that talk too much or sneak in food during the movies. Then idiots stating black people have a higher statistics of murder/violence compared to old people. I'm offended not because I'm black. Mostly, due to the fact people will take anything to help justify their messed up way of thinking. Someone lost their life! We weren't there and don't know everything that happened. But someone texting or having an argument with someone is not worth taking it upon yourself to inflict harm. The end result is he was wrong for shooting him and as having been in the law enforcement should know better. If anything what we need to take from this is that some things aren't worth the anger or the actions that follow them.

  17. @v@ says – reply to this


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    And so it begins…people snapping and going right over the wall on unrelated issues.
    This is tragic.

  18. gingerrootie says – reply to this


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    Re: LaVieEnRose82 – dont be offended by it. Fix the problem instead. When blacks achieve a low group homicide/crime rate… I will gladly brag to the world on your behalf. "Woo! blacks have such a low homicide rate. Why cant other people do that?" and you wont say "dont stereotype blacks. Not ALL blacks have low homicide rates. some have high ones". No. You'll be proud just like I'm proud of my people's low homicide rates in my dads country and my girl's people's low homicide rate in her country. Now wouldnt that be so much better than whining and being all offended?? Just fix the problem. Black women are the captain of the black nurturing vessel. Now steer.