4 arrests in separate "Dark Knight" incidents

4 arrests in separate "Dark Knight" incidents

At least 4 people have been arrested, accused in separate incidents of making threats during or after screenings of the new Batman movie, underscoring moviegoers' anxieties and heightened security in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a Colorado theater showing "The Dark Knight Rises."

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By CPBuff22 - 7/24/2012
(CBS/AP) At least 4 people have been arrested, accused in separate incidents of making threats during or after screenings of the new Batman movie, underscoring moviegoers' anxieties and heightened security in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a Colorado theater showing "The Dark Knight Rises."

In West Homestead, Pa., on Sunday patrons at the Waterfront movie complex ran for the exits after a fight broke out outside a restroom and a patron yelled "Bomb!"

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the fight began in a restroom when a child knocked on a stall door. Police said the man inside repeatedly told the boy there was someone inside, at which point the child swore at him.

The individual later confronted the boy's mother and then shoved or punched her. The woman's father then stepped into the confrontation, only to be bitten, police told CBS Station KDKA.

Police arrested the 51-year-old man, whose name was not released. He will be charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment.

Meanwhile, a scuffle between two women in the VIP section of an auditorium at the same multiplex led to a man running out shouting "Bomb!" That sparked panicked moviegoers to head for the exits. One person was taken to UPMC Mercy with a leg injury.

One patron told the paper that he doubted other moviegoers would have reacted with such fear were it not for Friday's shooting deaths in the Aurora theater. "It would've just been a fight at The Waterfront, which I'm sure has happened before," he said.

In Southern California Sunday, a man at an afternoon showing of "Dark Knight Rises" was arrested after witnesses said he made threats and alluded to the Colorado shooting when the movie didn't start.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were called to a cinema complex in Norwalk after moviegoers said 52-year-old Clark Tabor shouted: "I should go off like in Colorado." They said he then asked: "Does anybody have a gun?"

A security guard saw Tabor with a backpack on his knees in the second row, but deputies who searched the bag, the theater and its surrounding area did not find any weapon.

Tabor was being held on $50,000 bail.

Moviegoers in Sierra Visa, Ariz., panicked when a man who appeared intoxicated was confronted during a showing of the movie. The Cochise County Sheriff's office said it caused "mass hysteria," and about 50 people fled the theater.

Michael William Borboa, 27, was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, and threatening and intimidating.

And in Maine one man was arrested when he told authorities that he was on his way to shoot a former employer a day after watching "The Dark Knight Rises," state police said.

Timothy Courtois of Biddeford, Me., had been stopped for speeding, and a police search of his car found an AK-47 assault weapon, four handguns, ammunition and news clippings about the mass shooting that left 12 people dead early Friday, authorities said.

Despite some jitters over the horrific shooting, moviegoers around the U.S. still flocked to theaters to see the film, which was the final installment of the phenomenally successful Batman trilogy.

Warner Bros. reported that the movie brought in $160.9 million over the weekend, making it the third-highest opening weekend ever, after "The Avengers" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2," and the highest ever for a non-3-D movie.
Source: CBS News
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DaenerysTargaryen - 7/24/2012, 1:15 PM
This movie is cursed
toco89 - 7/24/2012, 1:17 PM
By the media.
toco89 - 7/24/2012, 1:27 PM
None except the last one merited covering. And the last one seemed like he was just looking for an excuse and then confessed that he was about to attempt committing premeditated murder.
RAWRG - 7/24/2012, 1:31 PM
all of this because of one little [frick] in colorado
SpiderHyphenMan - 7/24/2012, 1:32 PM
This man, has been creating chaos, spreading arrests. My guess, this was his plan after all. Cursing this movie.
kingmonkeyman - 7/24/2012, 1:52 PM
Sounds like a lot of fear mongering. Only the guy with the AK was newsworthy. But a drunk guy at the movies causing mass hysteria...Bitch please.
CPBuff22 - 7/24/2012, 2:03 PM
I think the theaters are helping perpetuate the problems. Even in light of what has happened and WB changing their marketing plan and scaling back, some theaters are spamming the social networking pages as well at radio holding free TDKR ticket giveaways and such.

At this point EVERYONE knows that TDKR is in theaters. There is no need to promote it so hard. And honestly the Media is going to scrutinize more with what happened in Colorado than they would if that never happened. But with that said, this is the first Superhero movie I can remember that has seen any kind of violence reported at the cinemas.
BANEofExistence - 7/24/2012, 2:26 PM
I live in Biddo Maine andwas at the movies that night he was there. Glad he didt decide to go ape shit on us!!!
stevengil - 7/24/2012, 2:28 PM
As other have said only the last person's story was news. All the others were just what happens we a lot of people get together or someone thinks they are funny and shoots their mouth off.
musashi - 7/24/2012, 2:46 PM
Screaming out "bomb!" in a public place is not funny and will result in a full cavity search.
musashi - 7/24/2012, 2:46 PM
And what's up with these fifty year olds? Obviously getting too old for this shit ...
HeadPool420 - 7/24/2012, 3:47 PM
I feel sorry for everyone who worked on this movie. They tried to make a good movie and it is met with nothing but bad luck! :/
KnobGoblin - 7/24/2012, 4:04 PM
This kind of crap happens everyday, not just at the movies either. The only reason it's being covered now is because the media is milking this shooting for ratings and need to fill air time and newspaper pages with something. There was a man shot outside of a movie theater a few years back in my area, but that didn't make national news because it was just one of those boring everyday tragedies that don't sell advertising.
blvdnoise - 7/24/2012, 6:40 PM
Yes taco. Yes.
dracula - 7/24/2012, 8:09 PM
is this movie cursed first the shooting then a fight in philidelphia and now all this
hellfire - 7/25/2012, 2:21 AM
Fights in cinemas are old news, it's been happening for years and now more frequently with the invention of the mobile phone.

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