Florida Man Killed For Texting During A Movie. Oh, Florida.

Todd-Spence by Todd-Spence on Jan. 14, 2014

On Monday, a retired Tampa police officer shot another man to death for texting in a Florida movie theater.  Before you celebrate, this isn't the good version of the story where some loud mouth gets his come uppance for annoying the rest of us during a movie.  Curtis Reeves, a 71 year old retired police captain, told Chad Oulson, 43, to turn his phone off, and when Mr. Oulson refused, Curtis Reeves pulled out his .380-caliber handgun and shot the man to death right in front of everyone. 

 

 

The film in which brought these two men together was the new Mark Wahlberg movie Lone Survivor. It's weird, I thought everyone who carried guns would be off seeing Saving Mr. Banks.  Disney did kill Bambi's mom afterall.

 

 

This is the kind of movie that REALLY sets the murder mood.

The kicker to the whole story as if that weren’t enough is the movie hadn’t even started yet.  That’s right, the old fart wasn’t missing out on anything besides the coming attractions.  Oh, did I mention this occurred in Florida??  Okay, good, I did.  Just making sure.

 

 

Chad Oulson’s wife suffered only minor injuries.  I guess you could say she was the lone survivor of the attack.

Florida is becoming the Disneyland of violence these days.  I'm sure this guy will be found innocent and get a billion dollar book deal.  But seriously, what kind of man power will it take to literally sever Florida from the rest of us and let it just float away.  We can grow our own damn oranges.

- Todd Spence (twitter)

 

67 comments
PGTipsical
PGTipsical User

The guy was a hypocrite for not using a silencer.

Jamie Kelly
Jamie Kelly

Someone has been watching God bless America...

Will Norman
Will Norman

please tell me they are both white so we don't have to hear about it for the next 2 years.

John Noernberg
John Noernberg

Not at all defending this tool...but the victim did go toe to toe, tempers flared, someone got shot. Next time swallow your pride and walk away from crazy.

Llnkn0wn
Llnkn0wn User

I can respect that you want to own firearms in the USA but carrying firearms in public should not be allowed!

Carsten12V
Carsten12V User

And of course we know this 71 year old man, would be just as dangerous in this situation, without his gun. You know, guns don't kill people, right?


:-(

Greg Luecke
Greg Luecke

Put his sorry ass in Jail and let the boys have their way with him.

Jason C Butler
Jason C Butler

He's a real piece of SHIT for depriving a young Mans life from his FAMILY!!! I hope He burns in Hell???

Jonathan Chicas
Jonathan Chicas

Things like this happen all the time and everywhere, we only see what we are told to see.

Scott Gregg
Scott Gregg

So Break.com is now the news? Why arent they reporting the CCW holder that saved a club full of people the same day?

S-bastien-Fiset-354
S-bastien-Fiset-354 User

Usa Usa Usa but yeah florida they guy will be free in 2 weeks dont worry

Mike Cochennic
Mike Cochennic

This is incredible! With him being and ex-police officer he really should have had control of his self. He needs to never see daylight ever again!

johnstag87
johnstag87 User

You skipped the part where the other guy attacked him first...


Michael Stotler
Michael Stotler

Remember, this is a retired law enforcement officer.

David Mann
David Mann

But i thought more guns keep people safer? Why didnt everyone else shoot him before he could shoot the texter?

Spencer-Suggs-462
Spencer-Suggs-462 User

So you wrote this story to bash on guns, but he could have just as easily done this with the pocket knife found on him when he was taken into custody... Guns don't kill people. People kill people.

Joseph Opanel
Joseph Opanel

thats horrible! wtf bad day for a movie date fuuuck Terry

Daniel Scheper
Daniel Scheper

the audience should have slit his throat,gutted him like a fish,bathed in his blood, and danced around his lifeless corpse singing "ding dong the dick is dead"

Thomas Cantlon
Thomas Cantlon

Instead of Florida you could just say the USA...

Mark Young
Mark Young

But that's impossible. Guns aren't allowed in theaters.

TJay-Jonnson-630
TJay-Jonnson-630 User

  The whole of so-called United, did I mention  U N I T E D !!! ??...States is  a gun mongering nation.  Hope you're all happy down there with your right to keep &bare arms......

Tim Neidert
Tim Neidert

Florida has always been the home of trash

Rick O'Shea
Rick O'Shea

If Florida is the weird uncle, then Colorado is the evil step-mother.

Mark Purvis
Mark Purvis

maybe people will start being more respectful to strangers lol

Happy Zielinski
Happy Zielinski

He was just standing his ground. Christ knows that bag of popcorn could have put out an eye. Good thing he was well armed and well trained to defend himself against the terrorist attack he provoked. /end sarcasm

Donna Tinus
Donna Tinus

"He was a quiet man." ... that is until someone starts texting, then all hell breaks loose

Dathan Opack
Dathan Opack

the stupid thing is that he was texting during previews. Who watches previews so intently that you need to kill somebody for it? Our country is going to hell. This should scare all of us in that the shooter was a retired cop.

Eva Celeste Jones
Eva Celeste Jones

So what's the moral? Never bring a phone to a gun fight? Saddened about this (and ashamed). I'm a FL native and we continue to make national headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Kue Vang
Kue Vang

Dexter has a new code now kill movie texters

orusxiii
orusxiii

makes u think of the first scary movie's cinema scene

ZHVirago
ZHVirago User

I don't see the humor in this story yet break tries to makes jokes about the situation? Seriously guys... have some semblance of class and dignity.

OCNEONJ
OCNEONJ User

old man is about to die anyway, he was just looking for a reason to kill, for cases like this, I hate to say it, but since he is so old and is going to die he should be tortured, that will send a message to all the other old bags in florida so they don't get trigger happy, of course they will probably just kill themselves after their tyraid


Yes, florida sucks really bad, I was forced to come her and I would leave today if possible and vote to separate it physically from the rest of the us, hell I would help dig the trench, if you value your life stay out of florida, it is a shithole from Miami to Tampa to Jacksonville to Pensacola

RiotSt4rt3r
RiotSt4rt3r UserTop Commenter

I see you only managed to read the first 4 words of the article.