Seattle Man Arrested For Slapping Someone Who Talked During a Movie
Most movie fans cannot tolerate people who start talking or messing around on their phone during the movie. Sometimes we just wish that we can throw a movie theater chair at their head so they can be quiet but, you know, we never actually would do that . But every once in awhile you'll come across a crazed movie patron who will go just a little too far to tell you to shut up while you're watching a movie, like this guy did in Washington state.
Yong Hyun Kim was watching a movie in a theater and his experience was being constantly interrupted thanks to a loud person talking away. Yong got so upset over his movie experience being messed with that he went up and slapped the person so hard that he got a bloody nose and lost a tooth.
Turns out the person was a 10-year-old kid. (Oops.)
Seattle Pi reports that Yong can be faced with jail time if he's convicted with second-degree assault over this incident. Yong claims was watching the movie with his girlfriend and the young man was sitting behind him with a group of friends talking loudly and throwing popcorn. He went to politely tell them to be quiet a couple of times. That didn't work. And when the boy and his friends laughed at Yong, the police report states he then got back up out of his seat, proclaimed, "I paid a lot of money to see this movie” and punched the kid in the face.
The man was charged with second-degree assault, which is a felony and was briefly jailed before being released on his own recognizance.
The worst part about all of this is that Yong Hyun Kim had no idea that the boy was just ten years old. At the same time, Yong should have just went to the ushers and told them to kick the kid out rather than resort to violence. Yes, the kid should have been taught a lesson for being rude during a movie screening, but it shouldn't have ended this way.