Moviegoer Pulls Gun After Kid Kicks His Seat

Man kicked out of 'Star Trek Beyond' will face charges
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2016 3:19 AM CDT
Moviegoer Pulls Gun After Kid Kicks His Seat
The audience returned for the rest of the movie.   (Kimberley French/Paramount Pictures via AP)

(Newser) – Many of us have been annoyed by kids kicking the back of our seats during a movie—but not many have ended up pulling out guns because of it, like an irate moviegoer in Kentucky did. Police say that at a Saturday screening of Star Trek Beyond in Paducah, a man got up and swore at the boy behind him, asking him if he was going to keep kicking his seat. "The boy's father interceded and a fight broke out between the two men, police said in a Facebook post, per the Hollywood Reporter. "As the father got the upper hand in the fight, witnesses said, the other man pulled a gun and said, 'What the [expletive] are you going to do now?"

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Police say other moviegoers ran for the exit when they saw the gun. Three men, including theater employees, escorted the man outside and waited with him until police arrived. He was not arrested at the time, but police say they plan to seek charges and will present their evidence to the McCracken County Attorney's Office on Monday. The man is banned from Cinemark property. The Paducah Sun reports that the rest of the audience was allowed back into the theater, where the movie was rewound and they were offered free tickets. (A former police captain in Florida is still awaiting trial for fatally shooting a man who was texting during movie previews.)

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