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    People flee theater over gun scare because someone opened a package on a store item

    This is the kind of story you should be reading on The Onion or some other satarical site, not a real news story.

    Next weeks story will probably be that someone is carrying an object in their hands, see their own shadow, and start yelling, "GUN!"

    https://www.whio.com/news/local/poli...dTZcSufXuPP7N/


    BELLEFONTAINE – People fled a Bellefontaine movie theater in a panic Friday night after a theft suspect making noise resulted in people thinking he had a gun, according to police.

    Officers responded to a report of a person with a gun at Chakeres Cinema 8 around 8:43 p.m. Friday.

    Once on the scene, officers found a theft suspect who reportedly entered the theater with stolen items from a local store.

    The suspect went into the dark theater to open packaging on the items, making a noise that caused people around him to “flee and panic,” said Lt. Christopher Marlow.

    Other patrons started shouting that the man had a weapon, he added.

    No weapon was observed by people at the theater and no weapons were found during the investigation.

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    This is where we are as a society now, living in fear. Drowning in days long coverage of mass murder shootings once a week will do this to you. The boy who cried wolf didn't just wake up one day and think to himself it would be a great day to lie and scare people, instead he was scared because a lot of people had been getting eaten by wolves.
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    There's been a few of those lately. A motorcycle backfires and hundreds of people stampeded in New York's Times Square. There was an incident in a Mall in Houston...

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    So many snowflakes in these hot days of August. Amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrucksNCoffee View Post
    So many snowflakes in these hot days of August. Amazing.
    Snowflakes are like that and every one of their meltdowns are as unique as they are.
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    I was sitting at a red light yesterday when a car crossed in front of me and backfired. I didn't even think "gun shot" but I did look around to see if anyone was panicking. Nope, not at all.

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    So is anyone getting arrested for yelling "Gun" in a movie theater? Is it any different than yelling "Fire"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBlue View Post
    So is anyone getting arrested for yelling "Gun" in a movie theater? Is it any different than yelling "Fire"?
    Sometimes when you hear people talk about restrictions on free speech, they say things like, "You can't yell fire in a theater." Actually yes you can. It has never been illegal to yell Fire! or Gun! in a movie theater, unless you know it's not true and are doing it to create panic. If you hear someone popping bubble wrap and really think it's gunfire, that is not technically illegal.
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    This is just becoming common place any more. This why we need more armed (responsible) people on the streets.
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