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(Sun-Sentinel)   Movie-goer killed in line for saying "shut up" to another patron   ( sun-sentinel.com) divider line
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2002-12-31 11:09:42 AM  
"We don't feel he was the aggressor," Sale said. "What is he going through? He's a retired grandfather of six who's never been in trouble a day in his life. A decent man who's nonviolent. He's shattered by this."

I love how in these cases people always come out with the predictable "oh, he's really a nice person -- he's non-violent". Well, non-violent people don't go around punching out strangers over simple words and standing in line too long. This dickhead needs his salad tossed for a few.
2002-12-31 11:35:02 AM  
Another nail in the coffin of civility! And a new definition for "non-violent", as B0rg9 pointed out.
2002-12-31 11:36:15 AM  
What if he was taking a really long time?
2002-12-31 12:05:16 PM  
i was standing in line to see "lord of the rings" and was behind this family whose dad and son got engaged in a long conversation about their teeth and toothbrushes, and how one electric toothbrush worked better than the other, and how one guy had an abcess, and he wound it up with, "maybe i should go see the dentist." we were all too busy laughing behind our backs to tell these yahoos to shut up.

also, mom dropped a car battery on her foot.

oh, the point? we were all too busy laughing behind our backs to tell these yahoos to shut up. they didn't deserve to die, though, since they had so much difficulty living.
2002-12-31 01:37:40 PM  
2002-12-31 01:38:32 PM  
Kids these days!!
Or should we say... old folks these days!
2002-12-31 01:38:43 PM  
Damn, how old were they?

Jeez, kids these days...
2002-12-31 01:39:22 PM  
Damn you Iamanempress, 11 seconds!! 11 seconds I tell 'ya.
2002-12-31 01:39:36 PM  
oh like i give a damn, people who see movies on opening weekends are morons anyway, wait a week and half the crowds are gone from most smaller cinemas
2002-12-31 01:39:51 PM  
Dude, you killed the guy with one punch? Wow.

So... what does it feel like to kill a man?

/pulp fiction
2002-12-31 01:39:51 PM  
Sure they weren't going to see Grumpy Old Men?
2002-12-31 01:40:01 PM  
So basically if this guy gets off it will say that its ok to murder someone, as long as you are old?
2002-12-31 01:40:02 PM  
Shut........UP: Heheh.
2002-12-31 01:40:07 PM  
why don't you all shut up! hey, wait, what are you doing............HELP (THUMP)
2002-12-31 01:40:08 PM  
Which is why I always wait until the sweet darkness of the theatre descends upon us to tell people to STFU.
2002-12-31 01:40:46 PM  
That's a hell of a punch.
2002-12-31 01:40:53 PM  
i thought this was INSIDE while they're watching the movie. then i can understand why that guy tell the other guy to shut the fark up when the movie is playing.

but this is OUTSIDE while you're buying tickets. geez old geezer, it's outside, public property, people can talk.

let's give him share a cell with big burly homsexual black dude!
2002-12-31 01:40:58 PM  
I'm gonna make my list of people to wack when I reach 70. It'll be so much easier than doing it now.
2002-12-31 01:41:09 PM  
Feh... He had it coming to him...
2002-12-31 01:42:08 PM  
11 seconds? doh!
2002-12-31 01:42:09 PM  
Happened November 8

2 months ago - I guess the law is also old and slow
2002-12-31 01:42:17 PM  
Guy must have been like JFK...couldn't take a shot to the head.

/on my way to Hell
2002-12-31 01:42:33 PM  
Are we sure it wasnt Johnny Knoxville and Spike Jonze?
2002-12-31 01:42:36 PM  
No just the news
2002-12-31 01:43:33 PM  
How about if all of you New York bastards stay the fark out of our state?

You pieces of shiat are so obnoxious you don't deserve to live.
2002-12-31 01:43:40 PM  
Shut........UP: You're busted.
2002-12-31 01:43:55 PM  
At least he'll have the satisfaction of knowing the guy's dead while he's rotting in jail for the next 10 years.
2002-12-31 01:44:13 PM  
Who said that? Who the fark said that? Who's
the slimy
little communist shiat twinkle-toed
cocksucker down here, who just
signed his
own death warrant? Nobody, huh?! The fairy
godmother said it! Out-farking-
standing! I will P.T. you all until
you farking
die! I'll P.T. you until your assholes are
2002-12-31 01:44:22 PM  
This was obviously an accident. It was one quick pop to the jaw. I highly doubt the all the guy said was "Shut Up"

It's not his fault the guy he hit had balsa wood for a skull.
2002-12-31 01:44:44 PM  
Ha ha you floridians have to take all of the OLD people! Should be called the SunSET state if you ask me!
2002-12-31 01:45:33 PM  
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He looks pretty good for 68 yrs. old, he must be a juicer:
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2002-12-31 01:46:59 PM  
Old people are frail and stuff.
Sending this dude to prison isn't going to do any good. He'd old, I seriously doubt he's a risk to anyone... so long as he's banned from movie theaters. I doubt he meant to kill the guy. The guy was old anyway. Sucks for everyone.
2002-12-31 01:47:03 PM  
I think the guys head hitting the ground ultimately did him in, not so much the punch. (Although, he wouldn't have met the pavement elsewise)

Last year, a couple of friends and I walked down to a bar and played pool, got drunk. On the way home, we're drunk walking and I had something I wanted to say..so I start trotting backwards while talking. I fell and clocked my head. I don't remember anything after that, and spent the night in the hospital. I was apparently unconcious for over an hour.

I've heard of people dying cause of head trauma like that, and I wonder why I didn't die.
2002-12-31 01:47:30 PM  
Back and to the left...
Back and to the left...
Back and to the left...
Back and to the left...
Back and to the left...
Back and to the left...
Back and to the left...
2002-12-31 01:47:34 PM  
Rosenberg and his wife, Myra, were enjoying a night out with friends on Nov. 8. They planned to see the movie Never Again at the Tamarac Cinema 5, then gather at a friend's condo afterward.

I can't bold it, but the movie title was apropro n'est pas?
2002-12-31 01:47:45 PM  


Thank you.
2002-12-31 01:47:51 PM  
Fatality...Seymour Wins.

Once that guy is done jail time I'm sure he'll find plenty of job offers from Banks to help keep the line ups moving.
2002-12-31 01:47:57 PM  
What are the odds that these guys are native Floridians:

"Seymour Schuss" "Irving Rosenberg"

They're farking obnoxious New Yorkers who felt compelled to retire down here and ruin the state.
2002-12-31 01:48:34 PM  
Technically it would be considered manslaughter, not murder. Murder implies intent to kill, manslaughter is roughly the same as accidental homicide. Besides, here in the south, "He needed killin'" is a valid defense.
2002-12-31 01:48:55 PM  
Maveno: Strong with the force this one is
2002-12-31 01:48:57 PM  
this is my Boobies you clowns!
2002-12-31 01:49:10 PM  
the juice weasel really does work then huh?
2002-12-31 01:49:21 PM  
yeah they give rednecks a badname.
2002-12-31 01:49:31 PM  
Things people have done in a theatre that I would have LIKED to kill them for:

1)Cellphone ringing (and talking on it !)
2)Kicking the back of your seat/ or your row of chairs
3)Talking during a movie nonstop
4)Throwing Skittles/any candy
5)Laser pointers (This should be #1, too common)
6)Crying/restless children
7)People eating chips and non stop rustling of the chip bag
8)People looking for 'dates' in a theatre (real creepy this one, but you never felt anger until some friendly guy is eyeballing you in the men's room)

Thank God for DVDs.

2002-12-31 01:50:13 PM  
yea definately an accident.. but since I have never met either I'll consider this hilarious and point and laugh at florida.

2002-12-31 01:50:43 PM  
Schuss looks very fit for his age. I bet the 74+ year old victim was not in such great shape.

"Witnesses told deputies that Schuss grabbed Rosenberg by the collar, shoved him and then punched him in the chin, sending him sprawling to the sidewalk in front of the theater. Rosenberg hit his head on the concrete."

That doesn't sound like just a simple punch. He set him up for a jaw breaker. May he rot in prison.
2002-12-31 01:50:45 PM  
Gator8387: How about you shut up?

/New Yorker :-)

2002-12-31 01:50:52 PM  
Shut up and drink your prune juice, and while your at it, change your Depends undergarments.

Oh Seymour, look at this line, we've been here for 15 mins and we had to walk 50 feet from our handicap parking spot. You know I can't have the popcorn with butter on it, and they always put to much ice in my soda. Seymour are we going to be back in time for bingo. Seymour make sure we get out Senior citizen discount. Can we go to IHOP after this. I have to get my blue hair done tomorrow with Gurtrude.

S.T.F.U. - *** WHAM **** ..."Oh my head, I've fallen and I can't get UP!...I've got a headache this big and its got excedrin written all over it!"


PS - I'm going to hell.
2002-12-31 01:51:00 PM  
Murder or Manslaughter... I guess you know, it all DEPENDS...

/I got nothin
2002-12-31 01:51:01 PM  
I wonder if she has one of those shrill, whiney, incessant, monotone, nagging voices.
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