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#31 mps69

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:48

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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Posted 20 May 2013 - 11:02

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!!

#33 DocM

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 12:46

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.

#34 M_Lyons10

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 13:28

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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Posted 20 May 2013 - 13:28

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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Posted 20 May 2013 - 13:47

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

#37 Ph1b3r0pt1c

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 13:50

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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Posted 20 May 2013 - 13:58

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.

#39 FloatingFatMan

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 15:30

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


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

#40 freak180

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 15:37

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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Posted 20 May 2013 - 15:38

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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Posted 20 May 2013 - 15:43

Good job it wasn't a Nokia.

#43 freak180

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 15:43

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

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

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 16:44

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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Posted 20 May 2013 - 16:57

grapes or rasins?