A man enraged by a noisy family sitting near him in a movie theater on Christmas night threw popcorn at the son and later shot the father in the arm, police charged.
James Joseph Cialella, 29, of Philadelphia, first told the victim’s family to be quiet, then threw popcorn at the man’s son, police said. The victim told police that Cialella was walking toward his family when he stood up and was shot.
Detectives called to the United Artists Riverview Stadium theater in South Philadelphia found Cialella in the complex still carrying the weapon — a .380-caliber handgun — in his waistband, a police spokesman said.
The movie playing? The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
The theater chain? Regal.
Happy New Year indeed.
Hattip to this tweet from Davidinindy.