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Old 05-23-12, 05:53 PM
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Man punches disruptive kid at the Movies.

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...aterfight.html

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.

The man, who told police he thought the person he hit was a grown man, was watching "Titanic" in 3-D with his girlfriend and had asked the people sitting behind to quiet down and stop throwing popcorn, but they laughed at him, he said.

"I got so mad that it just happened," Yong Hyun Kim, 21, told police who arrested him the night of April 11 at the AMC Kent Station 14, in Kent, a south Seattle suburb.

The 10-year-old lost a tooth and had a bloody nose in the confrontation.

Kim spent a night in the Kent city jail and appeared April 12 in King County District Court and was released, said county prosecutor's spokesman Dan Donohoe.

Kim was charged May 16 with second-degree assault. If convicted, he could be sentenced to three to nine months in jail, Donohoe said Tuesday.

The Auburn man will be arraigned May 31 at the Regional Justice Center in Kent.

A phone number for Kim could not be found, and it's unclear whether he has a lawyer.

The boy, identified in the police report as KJJ, was at the theater with three friends. They met police in the lobby. They said they were watching the movie and talking when Kim told them to be quiet. They quieted down, but KJJ says when he whispered something, Kim jumped over the seat, threw an iced drink at them and punched KJJ in the face.

Kim said something to the effect of "You know what, I paid a lot of money to see this movie," the police report said.

Kim told police the boys' behavior was worse than talking. He says they were hitting him and his girlfriend with popcorn, running back and forth in the aisle and bumping him with their arms.

"At one point Yong stepped over the seats and confronted the subjects behind him," the police report says. "Yong said he was talking to the subjects when they started laughing at him. Yong said he became so angry and swung his arm at one of the subjects and him in the face."

A manager at the theater referred a request for comment to a corporate spokesman.

"We strongly encourage guests to be respectful of their fellow moviegoers, and to report any disturbance to an AMC associate, so that we may handle it directly," AMC Theatres spokesman Ryan Noonan said in a statement. "The safety and security of our guests and associates is important to us, and we want everyone to enjoy the moviegoing experience."

Noonan said the theater's management told him no one had complained about audience behavior prior to the incident.
The interesting to behold is the 155 comments, Majority are siding with the Puncher.
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Re: Man punches disruptive kid at the Movies.

I would think the first response should be going to the mgmt.
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Re: Man punches disruptive kid at the Movies.

Punching was better.
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Re: Man punches disruptive kid at the Movies.

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Even though I wouldnt have done it myself I think the kid probably deserved to be punched but at the same time this man deserves to be punched for taking a date to see Titanic in 3D.

Why dont we just punch this guy in the face and put all of this behind us?
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Re: Man punches disruptive kid at the Movies.

I don't think that violence solves anything, but deep down, way down, pegging a snotty obnoxious twatty kid puts a smile on my face
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Re: Man punches disruptive kid at the Movies.

Later, the 10-year old was heard saying "That was hands-down the BEST 3D experience I've ever seen!"
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Re: Man punches disruptive kid at the Movies.

Jail? That guy should be given the key to the city in a public ceremony.
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Re: Man punches disruptive kid at the Movies.

Obviously, violence is never the answer, but folks need to stop assuming everyone they meet/see in public are polite/civil.
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Re: Man punches disruptive kid at the Movies.

Whatever this man's name is, he will forever be Groinmaster to me.
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Re: Man punches disruptive kid at the Movies.

Let the 10 year old punch the guy back, and call it even.
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Re: Man punches disruptive kid at the Movies.

Yeah, I try to stick with the Gandhi thing whenever possible, but after being at way too many movies these days with way too many d-bags ruining it for everyone, it's pretty tough not to sympathize with the puncher. I don't have a single doubt that the kid was being obnoxious as the guy claims.

Still, I'm not sure him punching a 10 year old was quite the best way to go. In my opinion, a better move would have been to find a 13 year old in the audience and pay him $20 to go punch the 10 year old. That's how I would have handled it.
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Obviously the puncher was wrong, but projecting the bad movie goers I've had the misfortune of seeing movies at the same time with onto this kid...this is a little satisfying. I really wish it was worth it for movie theaters to have ushers that would just stand in the theater and escort people out who are being disruptive.
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Re: Man punches disruptive kid at the Movies.

Maybe I'm a jerk but I have no problem with what the guy did. I'd never have the guts to do something like that but if it's one thing I truly despise in life, it's brats in movies and parents who let their kids go crazy.

Why was a 10 year old going to see Titanic in 3D, anyway?
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Re: Man punches disruptive kid at the Movies.

The best thing was to move to another seat. But if the little gaylord follows them then yeah punch him.
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What the hell is wrong with you people? It's a 10 year old kid for crying out loud.
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Well, that's probably 1 less kid that will be noisy in a theater again. Now, only 75 million more to go.
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Re: Man punches disruptive kid at the Movies.

Originally Posted by Goat3001 View Post
What the hell is wrong with you people? It's a 10 year old kid for crying out loud.
yeah but I bet his ass will behave at the theater from here on out.
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Re: Man punches disruptive kid at the Movies.

Gaylord. Not enough people say that word nowadays. Always makes me chuckle.
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Gaylord. Not enough people say that word nowadays.
Aside from Mrs. Perry.
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Yeah, I try to stick with the Gandhi thing whenever possible, but after being at way too many movies these days with way too many d-bags ruining it for everyone, it's pretty tough not to sympathize with the puncher. I don't have a single doubt that the kid was being obnoxious as the guy claims.

Still, I'm not sure him punching a 10 year old was quite the best way to go. In my opinion, a better move would have been to find a 13 year old in the audience and pay him $20 to go punch the 10 year old. That's how I would have handled it.
So you are pretty much with Gandhi until the slightest annoyance?
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Originally Posted by Goat3001 View Post
What the hell is wrong with you people? It's a 10 year old kid for crying out loud.
They're old enough to know better. Why coddle the l'il bastards?
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Why was a 10 year old going to see Titanic in 3D, anyway?
He probably heard it was one of the greatest FICTIONAL stories ever.


BTW: The kid is just damn lucky Kim didn't pull a Murdock on him. Kim could have used the 'inspired by the movie' defense.
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Re: Man punches disruptive kid at the Movies.

This story tells me 2 things

1. Either 3d movies are way too fucking expensive that it now causes violence, or he's a cheap fucker
2. He first threw a perfectly good iced drink at the kid before throwing down. An iced drink that probably cost him more than the movie ticket.

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