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He tried talking to her. Fail.

He tried talking to theater management. Fail

She continued. Uber-fail.

3 strikes, yer out!!

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I don't condone the woman's behaviour - if there is one thing I hate more than anything, it is people with lack of consideration for others in public places. If it were me, the urge to punch her would have been pretty hard to resist; nevertheless, it was not his place to confiscate or destroy her private property, and cause a scene which was arguably more disruptive than her use of the phone. The staff of these places need to be more vigilant and throw these social animals and their phones out.

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I don't condone the woman's behaviour - if there is one thing I hate more than anything, it is people with lack of consideration for others in public places. If it were me, the urge to punch her would have been pretty hard to resist; nevertheless, it was not his place to confiscate or destroy her private property, and cause a scene which was arguably more disruptive than her use of the phone. The staff of these places need to be more vigilant and throw these social animals and their phones out.

She stormed out and he got to finish watching the play. I'd say his actions resulted in *less* of a disturbance than she was causing, over time. I'm willing to bet he got applause when it happened, as well.

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I don't condone the woman's behaviour - if there is one thing I hate more than anything, it is people with lack of consideration for others in public places. If it were me, the urge to punch her would have been pretty hard to resist; nevertheless, it was not his place to confiscate or destroy her private property, and cause a scene which was arguably more disruptive than her use of the phone. The staff of these places need to be more vigilant and throw these social animals and their phones out.

So, you condemn the man for smashing the phone, but then you say you don't know if you could control yourself not to punch her? You're talking about actually applying a physical force to a woman! How could such a thought even cross the mind of a man? It's pathetic.

Then you say he had no right to do it and caused a scene, but you are perfectly fine if the management did precisely the same. So I wonder, on whose authority would the management be acting when destroying their patrons' private property.

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The man is praised because he acted in the interests of the public, he did a common good. I may not agree with his method either, but it worked. Yes, it was an example of reckless behaviour on this mini-hero's part. He too was motivated by emotions, not reason.

Removing the battery or giving the phone to the management would suffice imho.

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It may have been a common good, but he still destroyed private property. Property that was quite probably worth several hundred dollars. Whatever her actions, his were unacceptable and deserves arresting for it.

Criminal damage is criminal damage; provocation is irrelevant. This would also come under theft as well, so if she makes a complaint, this guy is screwed.

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Shouldn't theaters and cinema employ signal suppressants to prevent people using their phones in these places. That would surely solve a lot of problems.

I know our local cinema had them for a while, as soon as you were within confines of the building all you could get out your phone was emergency calls.

If you have a problem with this practice either don't go or step outside to use your phone.

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And if it had? Would that have been against some kind of law? Are we that much of a pacifist nation that somebody would have complained if they'd been smacked by a flying cell phone, instead of just handling it between themselves outside the theater?

I think he was probably the only reasonable and sane person there, and some people just don't "get it" unless you get physical with them. He tried to be diplomatic. He approached the resident security team, he tried speaking to her about it, and none of those avenues resolved the problem. It's about like the difference between spanking your kids and giving them a "time out". Some kids just don't get it unless you give them a good spanking once and a while. Apparently this girl didn't get enough of them as a child.

There we go. The first really reasonable reply on here!!

Damn rude people and their cell phones should BOTH be thrown some where!!

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Shouldn't theaters and cinema employ signal suppressants to prevent people using their phones in these places. That would surely solve a lot of problems.

I know our local cinema had them for a while,

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The problem is, what if there is a true emergency inside the theater (medical, shooter, etc.) that requires emergency responders? The liability for delays could well be on the venue for using the jammers, which is probably why most all venues that were using them quit.

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Give this man the Noble Peace Prize.

Agreed. I am so sick of ignorant people anymore. She deserved what she got.

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It may have been a common good, but he still destroyed private property. Property that was quite probably worth several hundred dollars. Whatever her actions, his were unacceptable and deserves arresting for it.

Criminal damage is criminal damage; provocation is irrelevant. This would also come under theft as well, so if she makes a complaint, this guy is screwed.

Agreed 100%. However, putting things into the perspective, the retail price of her phone is minuscule compared to the total cumulative amount all the visitors had paid to be there and couldn't enjoy the show. He destroyed a phone, but she destroyed the experience of everyone there.

The interests of a group of people always take the upper hand over those of an individual.

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It wasn't the phone's fault. He should have thrown her across the room instead.

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I wonder, but if he had grabbed her phone with the intent to do something with it, and she either a) pepper sprayed him, or b) beat the **** out of him, would she get in trouble for it? She didn't know what he was going to do regardless. It surprises me the amount of people on here that condone what he did, but hate the fact that I can do something about someone breaking into my house. I don't get it. If the management of the place decided not to do anything, since they are more or less the 'police' for it, you guys should be perfectly fine with me doing something to someone that the police knew about but ignored.

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Honestly, I think she should press charges. Sure she was being a jerk and she should've been kicked the hell out by the staff but he was not only a jerk, he was a physically violent jerk.

oh cry me a river.

It may have been a common good, but he still destroyed private property. Property that was quite probably worth several hundred dollars. Whatever her actions, his were unacceptable and deserves arresting for it.

Criminal damage is criminal damage; provocation is irrelevant. This would also come under theft as well, so if she makes a complaint, this guy is screwed.

This is the guy of person who lets people walk all over him...clearly.
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This is the guy of person who lets people walk all over him...clearly.

What? That's not even English... :p

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Replace the word "guy" with "kind". Surely you could of figured it out but I'm starting to doubt that sadly.

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Replace the word "guy" with "kind". Surely you could of figured it out but I'm starting to doubt that sadly.

Someone missed the smiley. D'aaaw... Bless.

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Good job it wasn't a Nokia.

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Someone missed the smiley. D'aaaw... Bless.

Well this is the second time you called me you :rolleyes:

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once again people deciding that a criminal act is justified, because they say so, this was theft, criminal damage and assault and he would not have the grapes to do this to a man my size, I would have punched his face in, nice to know this coward can attack women though.

while people like these women **** me off and I would love to do this, he has no right to violate and bully them and be proud about it...other people showing him support are just as pathetic.

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grapes or rasins?

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Not the right way to do it. I don't agree at all with what the woman did, but I also wouldn't label him a hero either. The best thing to do would have been to go back and complain again to the mgmt.

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And miss another 20-30 minutes of a performance that was already half ruined. OTOH, tossing the phone took 10 seconds and SHE left. Win-Win.

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you guys are looking at this all wrong. The solution? Personal Cell phone jammers. I take one with me everywhere I go...~15-20 ft radius and it kills everything...now about my sperm count....

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you guys are looking at this all wrong. The solution? Personal Cell phone jammers. I take one with me everywhere I go...~15-20 ft radius and it kills everything...now about my sperm count....

I LIKE THIS. cause i like gadgets... tell me where i can get one! (and more cheap gadgets)

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you guys are looking at this all wrong. The solution? Personal Cell phone jammers. I take one with me everywhere I go...~15-20 ft radius and it kills everything...now about my sperm count....

I wouldn't mind having a jammer. :laugh:

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