Friday, December 26, 2008

Direct from the Pages of an Ed McBain Novel

I can't remember which 87th Precinct novel a similar situation was used. It was years ago.

Phila. man shot because family talked during movie | Philadelphia Inquirer | 12/26/2008: "A South Philadelphia man enraged because a father and son were talking during a Christmas showing of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button took care of the situation when he pulled a .380-caliber gun and shot the father, police said.

James Joseph Cialella Jr., 29, of the 1900 block of Hollywood Street is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, and weapons violations."

4 comments:

Duane Swierczynski said...

Once again, Philly leads the way.

Anonymous said...

I can almost understand the impulse. This summer we had to get our money back after walking out of The Dark Knight because of excessive talking (and no management control) in the theater, not once but twice.

Once a woman started an argument that we had no right to tell her she couldn't bring her 4 year old to any movie she wanted to and sit there and have a conversation with him whenever he was scared, confused, wanted to know who someone was, etc.

She was shoot-worthy.

Her kid will probably grow up to be just like her.

Jeff

Bill Crider said...

That's a powerful argument for watching movies on TV at home.

Gerard said...

Oh, to be like Elvis and hire the whole theater.