Man hits kid for throwing popcorn

Man hits kid for throwing popcorn

There are 64 comments on the WANE-TV Fort Wayne story from May 22, 2012, titled Man hits kid for throwing popcorn. In it, WANE-TV Fort Wayne reports that:

A Washington state man fed up with a group of noisy moviegoers behind him, stepped over the seat and punched a 10-year-old boy in the face.

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Dr Stinko

Hampton, VA

#21 May 23, 2012
I can't throw the first punch cause I'll throw 50 more...
Boycott Hollywood

Burlington, NJ

#22 May 23, 2012
His first mistake was going to a movie theater. His second mistake was paying to see Titanic?!

“Are We Having Fun Yet???”

Since: Jun 08

If Not, Why Not!!!

#23 May 23, 2012
It was certainly an over the top to hit the kid but I do understand why he did. It's always worse when the noise is behind you instead of in front of you at a movie theater. I have gotten up at times and moved if their were other seat to move to. I have gone to see the manager but that certainly has a person missing part of the movie. I have also asked for my money back and then gone to the movie on another day.
It's luck of the draw when going to a movie but most times people haven't made that much noise.
Another issue, some kid kicking the seat or some grown man putting his feet on the seat in front of him and then moving about and shaking the whole row.
Some people are just impolite, no matter where they are.

Sad but Wiser

“What?”

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#24 May 23, 2012
A grown man punched a ten-year-old?? Uh,....."charges pending"----

Sad but Wiser

“What?”

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#25 May 23, 2012
quilterqueen wrote:
Why were ten-year-old boys unsupervised?
and
Why didn't the man take his girlfriend and move?

When I go to a movie and PAY good $- I want to hear what's going on and not have people talking and laughing anywhere in the theater.
Boys are going to horse around and tease. After all, it wasn't their money that got them into the movie. They just want to have fun.
The man could have done something else - like move,
The kid got what he deserved - even if it was illegal. I hope he learned something from it.
I disagree. While I think that the kid should NOT have been acting like an azz---he was STILL 10-years old. Period. It was up to the adult to remain IN CONTROL---of himself.
Chuck Hays

Clifton Hill, MO

#26 May 23, 2012
There are always two sides to every story. Just because the man says the boys were being loud, throwing popcorn, and running around, doesn't make it so.

In fact, his having punched a 10 year old in the face does a lot of damage to his credibility.
Chuck Hays

Clifton Hill, MO

#27 May 23, 2012
tallyho wrote:
manners: better idea and it used to be free and taught , practiced
Exactly! Manners! Such as not punching someone in the face.

“Jody”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#28 May 23, 2012
tallyho wrote:
he shouldn't have but of course , but sad to say "glad the snot got his ticket punched "
You're right, we shouldn't, but sometimes it's an effort not to.
I usually go late or wait until DVDs come out.
Do ushers even work the aisles anymore?

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#29 May 23, 2012
Chuck Hays wrote:
There are always two sides to every story. Just because the man says the boys were being loud, throwing popcorn, and running around, doesn't make it so.
In fact, his having punched a 10 year old in the face does a lot of damage to his credibility.
made him feel better ... and made the kid think twice for awhile

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#30 May 23, 2012
off the trail wrote:
<quoted text>
You're right, we shouldn't, but sometimes it's an effort not to.
I usually go late or wait until DVDs come out.
Do ushers even work the aisles anymore?
not sure , I was an usher once
the scamp

United States

#31 May 23, 2012
bailout my duck wrote:
just hire some other lil goons to smackem around
I would have slit the little bastards throat, then stick my finger
in and tickled his gag reflex for a while,then exited through the fire exit!,,but that's just me.

“Kool-Aid”

Since: Dec 11

Jonestown S.Africa

#32 May 23, 2012
I was at the laundromat today and there were two 3-5 yr old BRATS that I really want to snatch a knot in their......Running around screaming and all,Jesus I've got a headache.

“Are We Having Fun Yet???”

Since: Jun 08

If Not, Why Not!!!

#33 May 23, 2012
SitHappened wrote:
I was at the laundromat today and there were two 3-5 yr old BRATS that I really want to snatch a knot in their......Running around screaming and all,Jesus I've got a headache.
It's not their fault. Place the blame where it belongs. Parents that are too lazy to teach a child proper manners.
just saying

Blacklick, OH

#34 May 23, 2012
SitHappened wrote:
I was at the laundromat today and there were two 3-5 yr old BRATS that I really want to snatch a knot in their......Running around screaming and all,Jesus I've got a headache.
Hipcheck them into a table or washing machine. Be subtle about it, then be sincerely apologetic.

“Kool-Aid”

Since: Dec 11

Jonestown S.Africa

#35 May 23, 2012
I fantasied about shoving them into one of those large front-loadng washing machines and locking it.
Latter Day Taints

Philadelphia, PA

#36 May 23, 2012
SitHappened wrote:
I fantasied about shoving them into one of those large front-loadng washing machines and locking it.
Old news.

“Kool-Aid”

Since: Dec 11

Jonestown S.Africa

#37 May 23, 2012
I know but it's still funny.Why the hell would anyone go to a movie theater nowaday?
Dr Stinko

Hampton, VA

#38 May 24, 2012
I try to see most of the good films, and some not so good...
Find going to early afternoon shows leaves me without interruption from kids, and noisy adults.

I will generally quickly move whenever I encounter either, before I get pissed off and have the film semi ruined for me.

Bottom one though, I've gotta manage my own emotions before they put me in a tough situation.
Namely I'm not gonna smack some kid, or confront some thug... Not in a movie theater.
Gunner

Muskogee, OK

#39 May 27, 2012
If their mamas and daddies taught them respect, it wouldn't have happened in the first place.
Mona

Whitehall, PA

#40 May 27, 2012
Gunner wrote:
If their mamas and daddies taught them respect, it wouldn't have happened in the first place.
This is true.... Butt,,,,What kind of manners did the guy who punched the kid learn I wonder? hmm?

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