Man shot dead for eating popcorn too loudly during Black Swan

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02.22.11 18 Comments

A man shot during a Black Swan screening Saturday, which wouldn’t be news in and of itself, what with all the lesbian ballerina action. The surprising part is that he used a gun and the bullet killed a guy.

Police said they had arrested a 27-year-old man suspected of shooting a 42-year-old fellow audience member who later died of his wounds.

The conflict took place as the credits rolled during a screen of the Oscar-nominated film “Black Swan”, according to police in the Baltic state.
Witnesses told the Latvian news agency Leta that it arose over how loudly the deceased man was eating his popcorn.

Gun-crime is relatively rare in Latvia, a European Union nation of 2.2 million.

The shooting occurred on Saturday evening in the central multiplex cinema in the Latvian capital, Riga, at the end of the psychological thriller. [Telegraph]

Man, frickin Latvians, am I right?  Always eating loud and shooting each other and yelling at the screen during movies.  Wait, that’s Latvians, right?

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