Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Marine, wife attacked by teens after showing of "Little Fockers"

MANATEE, Fla. (AP) — A group of unruly teenagers attacked a 27-year-old Marine and his wife who had asked them to be quiet during a Christmas night showing of "Little Fockers."

The attack happened as the couple left the theater near Bradenton Saturday night. Authorities say the fight attracted about 300 bystanders.

Federico Freire, home on leave from Afghanistan, says they left the theater shortly after the teens were asked to leave.

The couple was kicked and punched in the parking lot before a gun-brandishing witness told the crowd to step back just before deputies arrived.

Five teens were arrested, including a 17-year-old who struck a deputy and was stunned by a Taser.

The fracas caused the theater manager to close early.

One of the thing absolutely necessary for EVERY couple to have, is a plan.

If and when the shit hits the fan, where's the plan. The best plan is for both to be suitably armed, because...seriously now...who can go to ANY movie and expect NOT to have some sort of run-in with a gaggle of punks. Thankfully I'm too big and ugly for most of the animals to fuck with but I don't care HOW big and tough you are, enough of them can take you down so that's where the better half comes in. Dialing 911, she makes her way to the car whilst I die as slow as possible. Positions herself in relative safety, then begins shooting them off of me. Once a hand is freed, I join in the duck hunt.

Plans. They are a fun and easy way for the whole family to pitch in.


David said...

"...who can go to ANY movie and expect NOT to have some sort of run-in with a gaggle of punks..."

Fortunately, we've had experiences that differ a bit from this expectation. Sure, we once lived in a "big city" environment where such could be expected about half the time, but then we moved to a city of only about 120,000. An Army town. Talk about POLITE theater audiences! Seriously polite, well-behaved. Each audience could be expected to have a generous seasoning of well-trained soldiers in attendance. Made a BIG difference.

Now, we live in America's Third World County where the only theater in the area is a mom-n-pop operation and every other vehicle parked outside is a pickup with a fully-occupied gun rack... which is reflective of the audience's status as well. Pretty darned well-behaved audiences, or at least good-humored. :-)

We've not run into "a gaggle of punks" at a movie in many years. *heh*

fits said...

Sadly we here live in the boonies and going to town means traveling to a University environment that includes every last wreck of humanity imaginable. It isn't the drunk ass college kids so much...hell, I can remember back when I had my first beer...but those marvelous "student-athletes" who feel so special that they simply MUST be taken down a peg with a stunning degree of regularity. Even the mom & pop theaters try their level best to draw in the campus criminals, then leave their audiences at the mercy of such monsters.