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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 01:04:42 PM  

Inquisitive Inquisitor: 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.


Finally, someone who knows what they are talking about. I was going to post the exact same thing.

The only thing I have to add is that the theater has to have signs posted saying that by entering you understand that your bags are subject to search.
 
2012-08-07 01:04:52 PM  

Dimensio: 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?


I do.
Along with various sundry items.
 
2012-08-07 01:04:54 PM  

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


Oh for the love of... dont be that guy.
 
2012-08-07 01:05:17 PM  

Dimensio: Do you normally carry them in a satchel?


No, I'm not quite that big a dork. No fanny packs either.
 
2012-08-07 01:05:36 PM  
monoski
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.

Riiight... he was preparing to be a hero. What would he do with the four knives?
 
2012-08-07 01:06:19 PM  

Unoriginal_Username: Good job by the off duty cop.

/Let the Cop hating and calls for getting rid of the 2nd Amendment comence.



I was waiting for a Farker to tie this to his race.


/I'll hold my breath
 
2012-08-07 01:06:38 PM  

wambu: Where I live, the moonlighting off-duty cop would be fired for moonlighting.


It could be "official" moonlighting. For example, the cops that you see at the Disney World parks are paid for by Disney through a contract between Disney the Sheriff's Department. And a bank near my house that was robbed last January has an FHP trooper in the lobby at all times, paid for by the bank through a contract with the FHP. The cops are technically off-duty (although they are in uniform) and take these shifts on a volunteer basis to make extra money.
 
2012-08-07 01:07:34 PM  

Dimensio: 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).

[img259.imageshack.us image 850x679]
Uploaded with ImageShack.us

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?


It's a purse. Okay?

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2012-08-07 01:07:35 PM  

patrick767: monoski
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.

Riiight... he was preparing to be a hero. What would he do with the four knives?


In case he ran out of bullets to defend himself. Who said he was a good shot?
 
2012-08-07 01:08:51 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).

[img259.imageshack.us image 850x679]
Uploaded with ImageShack.us

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


Ok Rambo I gotta ask. How many times per week does your house get attacked by ninjas? If its less than 1 then you might want to seek psychiatric counseling for your severe paranoia. Before you kill some poor bastard in a hoodie walking by your low rent apartment window. God I know sooo many damn people like you, they farking dream constantly of the day when they can finally kill somebody legally. They just cant believe they haven't been attacked yet, I mean like whats the hold up? Where are the roving gangs of crackaddicts breaking down their door!??!?

Hint, the world isn't as bad as the news makes it out to be, and you will wait your entire life without anybody giving you the excuse to shoot them that you desperately crave. Keep the dream alive if you wish, but statistically you are never going to get the "excuse" to shoot somebody. Sorry bro ;(
 
2012-08-07 01:09:09 PM  
Came across this from a reputable source earlier this morning (read: not Gawker). Pretty surreal considering that's the theater I saw the Dark Knight Rises in on opening day.

/lives just down the road in North Olmsted
//doesn't like seeing Ohio in the news. Nothing good happens when Ohio is in the news
 
Ehh
2012-08-07 01:10:54 PM  
Hero's next task: defeating the Random Capitalizer!
 
2012-08-07 01:11:25 PM  

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


I was going to taunt and mock you for your absurd post and stupid picture, but then I clicked your profile and saw you're from Arizona and it sucked all the fun out of it.
 
2012-08-07 01:11:37 PM  
What really happened:

"So... let's have a look... 9mm... knife... large bag of Red Vines from Costco... knife... extra magazine. Okay. Sir, you can't bring outside food into the theater. Please come with me."
 
2012-08-07 01:11:37 PM  

srtpointman: 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.


That son of a biatch. You smoke crack not Cocaine. God corrupt cops know nothing these days.
 
2012-08-07 01:12:17 PM  
I went to that theater on the same night. Went to see the same movie, at the same showing (10pm). We showed up a little late because she wanted to get some Menchies so we didn't get to see the whole arrest or search of his bag, but imagine her surprise this morning when I told her what happened. She didn't even want to go because she was scared of stuff like this. FYI, Crocker Park is for rich white poeple.
 
2012-08-07 01:13:00 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).

[img259.imageshack.us image 850x679]
Uploaded with ImageShack.us

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


You sound fat...maybe balding.
 
2012-08-07 01:13:43 PM  

orclover: 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).

[img259.imageshack.us image 850x679]
Uploaded with ImageShack.us

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

Ok Rambo I gotta ask. How many times per week does your house get attacked by ninjas? If its less than 1 then you might want to seek psychiatric counseling for your severe paranoia. Before you kill some poor bastard in a hoodie walking by your low rent apartment window. God I know sooo many damn people like you, they farking dream constantly of the day when they can finally kill somebody legally. They just cant believe they haven't been attacked yet, I mean like whats the hold up? Where are the roving gangs of crackaddicts breaking down their door!??!?

Hint, the world isn't as bad as the news makes it out to be, and you will wait your entire life without anybody giving you the excuse to shoot them that you desperately crave. Keep the dream alive if you wish, but statistically you are never going to get the "excuse" to shoot somebody. Sorry bro ;(


I personally know two people who have has to defend themselves against attacks. Both were armed at the time and both shot their attackers. One waited until he was shot first.

Neither of these people are criminals, and neither has it happen in a particularly bad area.

Despite that, I still don't feel the need to arm myself. What are the odds it would happen to THREE people who know each other? I figure they used up my chances.
 
2012-08-07 01:14:07 PM  

patrick767: monoski
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.

Riiight... he was preparing to be a hero. What would he do with the four knives?


A man can't be prepared to juggle?
 
2012-08-07 01:14:12 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).

[img259.imageshack.us image 850x679]
Uploaded with ImageShack.us

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


Who gives a fark? Seriously, is this supposed to make you seem like a bad ass or something? In what field do you work? If some dude kept bringing in random weapons into the office and just setting them on his desk I would think HR would like a word with them.
 
2012-08-07 01:14:13 PM  
Whatever happen to "they bought their tickets, they knew what they were getting into"?
 
2012-08-07 01:14:57 PM  

Raptor: 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.


When Jacobs pushed that Crocker Park crap on Westlake, I just knew something like this was bound to happen.
 
2012-08-07 01:15:11 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).

[img259.imageshack.us image 850x679]
Uploaded with ImageShack.us

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


like getting rid of kittens on caturday!!
 
2012-08-07 01:15:44 PM  

patrick767: monoski
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.

Riiight... he was preparing to be a hero. What would he do with the four knives?


See JesseL's post - these folks who live with paranoid delusions are not always well thought out
 
2012-08-07 01:15:47 PM  

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


Maybe it was one of those M1 Garand Glocks I've heard so much about.
 
2012-08-07 01:16:06 PM  
I am ungood at grammering.
 
2012-08-07 01:16:16 PM  

Steve8731: I went to that theater on the same night. Went to see the same movie, at the same showing (10pm). We showed up a little late because she wanted to get some Menchies so we didn't get to see the whole arrest or search of his bag, but imagine her surprise this morning when I told her what happened. She didn't even want to go because she was scared of stuff like this. FYI, Crocker Park is for rich white poeple.


Is this a new Jewish snack food?
 
2012-08-07 01:16:17 PM  

Burr: 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.


www.shortandsweetnyc.com

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2012-08-07 01:16:20 PM  
A single glock and some knives is not something I would describe as a "satchel full of weapons". I also wouldn't assume sinister motive. I've gone out shooting before then decided I wanted to go to a restaurant. Guess what: the guns went into a backpack and came inside with me.

BFD.

Also, f*ck Gawker. Stop linking to this shiat. Gawker is just /r/explainlikeimfive for people who also like their news riddled with contrived drama and scandal. Just link to the news article that they half-assedly paraphrase. In this case it was even shorter than the Gawker article.
 
2012-08-07 01:16:32 PM  
Possible motive: Farking scared for his own safety.
 
2012-08-07 01:18:24 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).

[img259.imageshack.us image 850x679]
Uploaded with ImageShack.us

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


I feel bad about how your life is going to shatter when you realize that the need is never going to arise. You are going to have to make the most out of your life by working a job and having a family just like everyone else.

I had a roommate in college who went through that. He was all happy when he thought that the ultimate battle between good and evil would start any day (he was also a Bible thumper). He got real depressed when he figured out that there would be no battle and he needed to make something of his life.
 
2012-08-07 01:19:02 PM  

Postweasel: Burr: 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.

[www.shortandsweetnyc.com image 560x415]

APPROVES


wha' happened?
 
2012-08-07 01:19:19 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....


You've clearly never lived in England/Wales then. Here, a cop is always a cop whether on holiday or at the pub.
Also as others have said it will be a condition of entry that you agree to be searched - but having already entered you're toast. You get searched and arrested.
 
2012-08-07 01:19:42 PM  
good job
 
2012-08-07 01:19:50 PM  

Two16: 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.


When shall we arrive?
 
2012-08-07 01:19:55 PM  

Detinwolf: 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?


3 knives + 1 knife strapped to body = 5 knives?? Are you a mathamagician?
 
2012-08-07 01:21:02 PM  

DeArmondVI: Came across this from a reputable source earlier this morning (read: not Gawker). Pretty surreal considering that's the theater I saw the Dark Knight Rises in on opening day.

/lives just down the road in North Olmsted
//doesn't like seeing Ohio in the news. Nothing good happens when Ohio is in the news


You didn't by chance have a view of Logan International Airport on 9/11?
 
2012-08-07 01:21:15 PM  

GWLush: Who gives a fark? Seriously, is this supposed to make you seem like a bad ass or something? In what field do you work? If some dude kept bringing in random weapons into the office and just setting them on his desk I would think HR would like a word with them.



Who gives a fark was exactly the point. These things aren't the big deal you think they are.

As for my employer, it's a small electronics manufacturing company. HR doesn't exist. Almost everyone here has brought in a gun to show off or ask for advice about at one time or another.
 
2012-08-07 01:21:43 PM  

ZipSplat: A single glock and some knives is not something I would describe as a "satchel full of weapons". I also wouldn't assume sinister motive. I've gone out shooting before then decided I wanted to go to a restaurant. Guess what: the guns went into a backpack and came inside with me.

BFD.

Also, f*ck Gawker. Stop linking to this shiat. Gawker is just /r/explainlikeimfive for people who also like their news riddled with contrived drama and scandal. Just link to the news article that they half-assedly paraphrase. In this case it was even shorter than the Gawker article.


Was there recent national news about a mass murder in a restaurant when you decided to take your backpack into the restaurant? Do you seriously not see the difference?
 
2012-08-07 01:22:33 PM  

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


You people are really becoming tiresome.
 
2012-08-07 01:22:42 PM  
Looks like that idea...

t3.gstatic.com

...Batoranged in his face!
 
2012-08-07 01:23:09 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).

[img259.imageshack.us image 850x679]
Uploaded with ImageShack.us

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


Why the hell would you have those at WORK? What possible "need" should arise that you would fix with a goddamn bayonet? Or (what looks like) a Spyderco knife?
 
2012-08-07 01:23:34 PM  

lunkhed: 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....

You've clearly never lived in England/Wales then. Here, a cop is always a cop whether on holiday or at the pub.
Also as others have said it will be a condition of entry that you agree to be searched - but having already entered you're toast. You get searched and arrested.


Yeah oddly I missed the private property thing - and I live in the UK. However, I'm pretty certain that if a cop asked to look in my bag in a private place in the UK/Wales you have the right to say Nooooooo
 
2012-08-07 01:23:49 PM  

brewthunda: Detinwolf: 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?

3 knives + 1 knife strapped to body = 5 knives?? Are you a mathamagician?


Additional knives strapped to his body. That's 2 or more.
 
2012-08-07 01:24:01 PM  
he had 4 knives?

That's it! We need to make knives illegal.

Wasn't there just a massacre in China done by a knife wielding maniac?
 
2012-08-07 01:24:38 PM  

deffuse: lunkhed: 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....

You've clearly never lived in England/Wales then. Here, a cop is always a cop whether on holiday or at the pub.
Also as others have said it will be a condition of entry that you agree to be searched - but having already entered you're toast. You get searched and arrested.

Yeah oddly I missed the private property thing - and I live in the UK. However, I'm pretty certain that if a cop asked to look in my bag in a private place in the UK/Wales you have the right to say Nooooooo


I MEANT PUBLIC GODDAMMIT - PUBLIC (before the flamewar begins)
 
2012-08-07 01:25:21 PM  

GameSprocket: I feel bad about how your life is going to shatter when you realize that the need is never going to arise. You are going to have to make the most out of your life by working a job and having a family just like everyone else.


Your imagination has built an interesting strawman that you think is me.

I have the need to open packages or cut ropes on a pretty regular basis. I have had the need to use the gun in self-defense once before (not against a human thank goodness, it was a javelina).

I'm not trying to live out some Walter Mitty fantasy, I'm just comfortable with having a few of these things handy. Not because I cling to them for comfort, but because I feel like it and why the hell shouldn't I?
 
2012-08-07 01:25:33 PM  
He was suspicious because he showed up early? No one shows up early anymore thanks to those commercials that theaters have started playing on a short repeat loop at high volume during the whole lead-up time?
 
2012-08-07 01:25:37 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).

[img259.imageshack.us image 850x679]
Uploaded with ImageShack.us

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


Nice Taurus...you should ditch your silverware and get you an extra. Chances are all of the practice stabbing you've done in front of your mom's mirror will be much less effective than you have imagined a thousand times over...
 
2012-08-07 01:26:30 PM  

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


It's a Glock AK-47
 
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