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(Gawker)   Man arrested at Ohio Dark Knight Rises showing with a satchel full of weapons. Hero tag is for the off-duty police officer moonlighting as theater security doing his job   (gawker.com) divider line 298
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2012-08-07 12:52:28 PM  
I wish someone with a satchel full of weapons would show up at the house of whoever keeps linking Gawker articles.
 
2012-08-07 12:52:57 PM  
Good job by the off duty cop.

/Let the Cop hating and calls for getting rid of the 2nd Amendment comence.
 
2012-08-07 12:53:02 PM  
I wonder how many more of these copycat crooks are gonna try to get some media attention.
 
2012-08-07 12:53:15 PM  
It's only a matter of time before theaters start having metal detectors and pat downs.
 
2012-08-07 12:53:52 PM  
Why would you have clips and a Glock? A Glock uses magazines, not clips.
 
2012-08-07 12:54:19 PM  
Submittter Defenestrated For Capitalizing Every Damned Word In The Headline.
 
2012-08-07 12:54:35 PM  
Way to be original.
 
2012-08-07 12:55:01 PM  
Oh subby, you can't call a cop a hero on here. He's just doing what the taxpayers are telling him to do and nothing more. After the arrest he probably went out and beat a minority and smoked a pile of stolen cocaine.

/Good eye, officer.
 
2012-08-07 12:55:03 PM  

Pocket Ninja: It's only a matter of time before theaters start having metal detectors and pat downs.


At porno theaters the pat downs will cost extra

Plus, you can upgrade to a cavity search for just 25 cents.
 
2012-08-07 12:55:05 PM  
The cop had no right to search that bag.
 
2012-08-07 12:55:36 PM  

GWSuperfan: Why would you have clips and a Glock? A Glock uses magazines, not clips.


Oh no, not THIS thread again.
 
2012-08-07 12:55:52 PM  

Pocket Ninja: It's only a matter of time before theaters start having metal detectors and pat downs.


I know your posts are generally well-written satire, but that would be the quickest way for a movie theater to go out of business.
 
2012-08-07 12:55:55 PM  

GWSuperfan: Why would you have clips and a Glock? A Glock uses magazines, not clips.


It's an assault Glock.
 
2012-08-07 12:56:09 PM  
Good Job Officer!

/What's Up With The Capitalization?
 
2012-08-07 12:56:22 PM  

Fluid: I wonder how many more of these copycat crooks are gonna try to get some media attention.


Are they copycats, or is there some website that explains what the connection could be? Wasn't the first going to impress/kill a girl he had a crush on?
 
2012-08-07 12:56:29 PM  
I like that he offered to take the weapons back to his car. "Oh... is that not allowed? Should I not have brought these in here? Because I gotta plead ignorance on this one."
 
2012-08-07 12:56:37 PM  
Hang on, in the US an off duty cop/movie theatre employee can look in your bag? Does it require consent? Resonable suspicion? In all the countries I've lived in a 'Er, no thanks, you can't look in there/can't come in here' gets rid of that....
 
2012-08-07 12:56:54 PM  
Yet another good reason to continue pimping out my home theater.

No kids. No talking. No phones. Best seat in the house and always stocked with my favourite munchies and boozamahol.
 
2012-08-07 12:56:54 PM  
Not likely a shooter. Just a nut. The concealed gun I can understand - although he should have a concealed permit for it - , the knives make it a little nutty. A guy who wants to shoot up the theater doesn't let security look in his satchel.

/probably.
 
2012-08-07 12:57:22 PM  

URAPNIS: The cop had no right to search that bag.


Cop asked to search it and it sounds like he got consent.
 
2012-08-07 12:57:31 PM  

Pocket Ninja: It's only a matter of time before theaters start having metal detectors and pat downs.


Just show up naked. That way they'll know you're unarmed.
 
2012-08-07 12:57:31 PM  
what the fark is going on lately? why is everyone all of a sudden showing up at Batman with guns after this fool did what he did?
 
2012-08-07 12:57:44 PM  

Fluid: I wonder how many more of these copycat crooks are gonna try to get some media attention.


The article did not leave me with the impression that he intended on copying the prior act he sounds more like one of the folks who feels that situation could have been avoided or reduced in scope if a movie-goer was packing and prepared to shoot back.
 
2012-08-07 12:57:48 PM  
Where I live, the moonlighting off-duty cop would be fired for moonlighting.
 
2012-08-07 12:58:03 PM  

Pocket Ninja: It's only a matter of time before theaters start having metal detectors and pat downs.


Also, they will only use this as an excuse to administer pat downs on the guise that they are looking for weapons, but they are really looking for any snacks you are trying to sneak in.
 
2012-08-07 12:58:24 PM  

Pocket Ninja: It's only a matter of time before theaters start having metal detectors and pat downs.


Nope. People need to go to movie theaters much, much less than they need to fly.

URAPNIS: The cop had no right to search that bag.


"He followed Smith into the theater and asked to search his bag."
 
2012-08-07 12:58:42 PM  
Who would have guessed there were so many pissed off white guys... besides the tea party anyway.
 
2012-08-07 12:59:14 PM  

deffuse: Hang on, in the US an off duty cop/movie theatre employee can look in your bag? Does it require consent? Resonable suspicion? In all the countries I've lived in a 'Er, no thanks, you can't look in there/can't come in here' gets rid of that....


it's like at a sporting event or a concert, security can search your bag or you can't come in. Off-duty cop was acting as private security and can search your bag within the theatre at the request of the management, don't like it? You can leave.
 
2012-08-07 12:59:35 PM  

redmid17: Pocket Ninja: It's only a matter of time before theaters start having metal detectors and pat downs.

I know your posts are generally well-written satire, but that would be the quickest way for a movie theater to go out of business.


I think the quickest way would be to charge high prices on tickets, even higher prices on snacks & sodas, and then put 15 minutes of ads before the movie.
...oh wait
 
2012-08-07 12:59:41 PM  

alex10294: Not likely a shooter. Just a nut. The concealed gun I can understand - although he should have a concealed permit for it - , the knives make it a little nutty. A guy who wants to shoot up the theater doesn't let security look in his satchel.

/probably.


If he was planning on doing that, I'd say he didn't think his cunning plan all the way through
 
2012-08-07 12:59:55 PM  

srtpointman: URAPNIS: The cop had no right to search that bag.

Cop asked to search it and it sounds like he got consent.


You people need to stop reading the articles.
 
2012-08-07 01:00:01 PM  
Who the fark brinks a satchel into a movie theater?



\Gun nut tards...that's who.
 
2012-08-07 01:00:10 PM  
....right. Guy brings gun and knives to dark knight showing to protect himself from copycat killer, ends up getting in trouble when people think he is a copycat killer. Lolz all around!
 
2012-08-07 01:00:26 PM  

Freakin Rican: what the fark is going on lately? why is everyone all of a sudden showing up at Batman with guns after this fool did what he did?


I've notice that these shootings tend to run in clusters. I think you get one big one and it seems to tip a couple of other nuts over the edge.

I'm not sure what this guy was up to, though. His behavior doesn't make any sense.
 
2012-08-07 01:00:27 PM  

Begoggle: redmid17: Pocket Ninja: It's only a matter of time before theaters start having metal detectors and pat downs.

I know your posts are generally well-written satire, but that would be the quickest way for a movie theater to go out of business.

I think the quickest way would be to charge high prices on tickets, even higher prices on snacks & sodas, and then put 15 minutes of ads before the movie.
...oh wait


They get paid for the ads
 
2012-08-07 01:00:29 PM  
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Damn, he looks like the Wisconsin Sikh killer freak
 
2012-08-07 01:00:32 PM  

srtpointman: URAPNIS: The cop had no right to search that bag.

Cop asked to search it and it sounds like he got consent.


I would also think that the act of walking into a showing of The Dark Knight Rises with any kind of bag creates "reasonable suspicion" under the current circumstances.
 
2012-08-07 01:00:39 PM  
I don't know... This guy doesn't sound quite like a homicidal maniac. Kudos to the cop for indeed being diligent, but let's not go crazy and throw this guy in the clink for five years. He's probably just a paranoid self-defense advocate.
 
2012-08-07 01:00:54 PM  

srtpointman: URAPNIS: The cop had no right to search that bag.

Cop asked to search it and it sounds like he got consent.


immaterial, the cop was acting in a private capacity as an agent of the theater on private property. The theater therefore dictates when he can search a bag.
 
2012-08-07 01:01:00 PM  

deffuse: Hang on, in the US an off duty cop/movie theatre employee can look in your bag? Does it require consent? Resonable suspicion? In all the countries I've lived in a 'Er, no thanks, you can't look in there/can't come in here' gets rid of that....


Reading is hard...
 
2012-08-07 01:01:09 PM  
A pistol and three knives? BFD.

I've got a 9mm pistol and one knife on me right now. On my desk are a couple other knives (including a Romanian AK bayonet that I keep forgetting to take home).

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Guess what? I'm not planning to kill anyone. These are just handy things to have around if the need should arise.
 
2012-08-07 01:01:13 PM  
I liked the part about the guy having "additional knives strapped to his body" meaning he had at least 5 knives on him. Is he a ninja?
 
2012-08-07 01:01:19 PM  

Voiceofreason01: deffuse: Hang on, in the US an off duty cop/movie theatre employee can look in your bag? Does it require consent? Resonable suspicion? In all the countries I've lived in a 'Er, no thanks, you can't look in there/can't come in here' gets rid of that....

it's like at a sporting event or a concert, security can search your bag or you can't come in. Off-duty cop was acting as private security and can search your bag within the theatre at the request of the management, don't like it? You can leave.


Ah I see your point - I was thinking more from the police-y perspective.
 
2012-08-07 01:02:10 PM  

Burr: Pocket Ninja: It's only a matter of time before theaters start having metal detectors and pat downs.

Also, they will only use this as an excuse to administer pat downs on the guise that they are looking for weapons, but they are really looking for any snacks you are trying to sneak in.


And booze.

Get yer hands off me flask!
 
2012-08-07 01:02:19 PM  
That security guard just violated this brave American's sacred Second Amendment rights. As we all know the only constitutional way to stop a gun-toting nutter is with more guns.

Welcome to Obama's America.
 
2012-08-07 01:02:33 PM  

GWSuperfan: Why would you have clips and a Glock? A Glock uses magazines, not clips.


And it's not a band aid it's a bandage..
And it's not a kleenex it's a facial tissue...
And it's a rifle not a gun...
And no one really gives a crap.
 
2012-08-07 01:02:41 PM  
According to the other articles I've read, the cop asked to see inside the bag and the man consented.

This is the movie theater I go to all the time. Consensus here seems to be that he was, hopefully, just a nut who was armed in case someone else tried something, but it's mostly conjecture at this point.
 
2012-08-07 01:03:43 PM  

JesseL: A pistol and three knives? BFD.

I've got a 9mm pistol and one knife on me right now. On my desk are a couple other knives (including a Romanian AK bayonet that I keep forgetting to take home).

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Guess what? I'm not planning to kill anyone. These are just handy things to have around if the need should arise.


Do you normally carry them in a satchel?
 
2012-08-07 01:04:21 PM  

Maud Dib: Who the fark brinks a satchel into a movie theater?

\Gun nut tards...that's who.


Someone that wants to bring their own food and drinks and doesn't want to pay $5 for a drink and $7 for popcorn. That's who.
 
2012-08-07 01:04:21 PM  

Alonjar: ....right. Guy brings gun and knives to dark knight showing to protect himself from copycat killer tyranny, ends up getting in trouble when people think he is a copycat killer. Lolz all around!


FTFY

/The tree of liberty must, from time to time, be watered with the blood of movie theater patrons.
 
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