Man Shot And Killed For Eating Popcorn Too Loudly During Black Swan

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Over the weekend a 42-year-old man was shot dead in a Latvian movie theater after watching Black Swan. Police arrested a 27-year-old man who, according to witnesses, picked a fight with the deceased over how loudly he ate his popcorn.

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There is a little known (and only recently researched) mental health issue called misophonia, which causes the sufferer to have an extreme fight-or-flight reaction when exposed to certain trigger noises.

The most common reaction is to chewing noises.

I have this disorder, which may be linked to OCD. So while this is horrendous, I completely understand the man who shot the loud popcorn chewer. If I had a dime for every time I fantasized about doing the exact same thing as this man.....