On Saturday morning, a man at a Kentucky Cinemark theater turned to confront the child kicking the back of his seat. Things escalated quickly.
Deadline reports that the father of the little boy pushed back verbally, and soon the two were pushing each other physically in the aisles. According to witnesses, the child’s father was winning this manly bout of fisticuffs, when the first guy pulled out a gun, yelling, “What the [expletive] are you going to do now.”
Most of the people in the theater decided that what they were going to do now is run the hell out of there. Police were called at 11:50 a.m., and met the man outside the theater after he was escorted out by employees and some adventuresome patrons.
The man has been banned from Cinemark properties, and the McCracken County Attorney will be hearing the charges on Monday. Pulling a gun in a movie theater under any circumstances is an insane thing to do, but with gun violence in venues meant for entertainment or celebration at an all-time high, it’s a particularly bad idea to bring a gun to a seat-kicking fight.