The Dark Knight Rises has been tied to Murders, Robberies, and this IDIOT!

The Dark Knight Rises has been tied to Murders, Robberies, and this IDIOT!

About 140 moviegoers bolted out of a Miami Beach theater in a panic during a midnight showing of"The Dark Knight Rises" after a man wearing black gloves shouted out "this is it" from inside the crowded theater.

After the shooting in Colorado and the robberies in Mexico one would think people would be sensitive to the fact that there may be people who are at the theater to see The Dark Knight Rises who might be a bit nervous.

Well one stupid individual took advantage of that when in a crowed theater in Miami Florida, a man smelling of booze & wearing gloves decided it was a good idea to shout out "this is it" inciting a panic in the crowed theater during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises. A total of 140 movie goers bolted from the theater in a panic and police were called.

When officers arrived, they found several moviegoers detaining David Martin Escamillo, 44, of Miami Beach. Escamillo was repeatedly yelling "I didn't shoot anybody," according to an arrest report.

After getting management to turn on the lights, police found only scattered shoes and sandals throughout the theater and no evidence of any gunshots.

Nobody was reported hurt during the mad rush.

Just another incident inexplicably related to The Dark Knight Rises Movie.

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rockerdude22 - 7/31/2012, 6:07 PM
Man, this movie just can't seem to get a break! Shame too because it's a solid flick and deserves better.
marvel72 - 7/31/2012, 6:08 PM
the world is full of f*ckin idiots.
CPBuff22 - 7/31/2012, 6:09 PM
I think I was generous using the word "idiot", there were plenty more explicit words that came to mind.
ALmighty1080 - 7/31/2012, 6:15 PM
im glad that a bunch of people tackled this mofo and made sure he got arrested.
marvel72 - 7/31/2012, 6:17 PM
@ CPBuff22

yeah you're right "f*ckin pricks".
Knightrider - 7/31/2012, 6:18 PM
What a muppet, can't believe he would do something like that. Mind you he doesn't look too sharp anyways.
ManofSteel23 - 7/31/2012, 6:20 PM
Minotauro - 7/31/2012, 6:22 PM
This just proves more how much the shootings affected people from going to the movies. Idiots love playing games. Smh
CPBuff22 - 7/31/2012, 6:23 PM
@SUPERMAN2013 - You should take a gander at the article about the robberies that took place in Mexico. The violence surrounding TDKR is not happening just in the States.
TheActionAce - 7/31/2012, 6:24 PM
Bloody hell what hell is wrong with people

@marvel72 that is so true
TheGambitFreak - 7/31/2012, 6:31 PM
Huh? Sounds like he was just excited, like when the opening credits rolled and I stood up and shouted, "WOO HOO!"
DarkGrifter - 7/31/2012, 6:32 PM
The media has managed to create a sort of sensationalism by constantly attaching TDKR to any article about the shootings and by referring to James Holmes as “The Batman Killer”, this kind of reporting only leads to the spread of similar attacks or hoaxes that results in instant panic and hysteria.
CPBuff22 - 7/31/2012, 6:33 PM
@DarkGrifter in this case your absolutely correct. But in the robberies that took place in Mexico and the man who was going to kill his coworker in Philadelphia I don't think it had anything to do with the sensationalism by the media. Both those events had to have much deeper underling causes.
lunesta - 7/31/2012, 6:41 PM
awwwwwwwww come on i havent even heard of this on the news
lunesta - 7/31/2012, 6:43 PM
by the way since when is not there a day when there is no crime murder in mexico
DarkGrifter - 7/31/2012, 6:52 PM
@ CPBuff22 Ahh of course, I didn’t mean to blame these attacks solely on the media, but instead I wanted to suggest the media in most cases had some influence on these attackers. But you’re correct that there is some sort of deep psychological issues and personal circumstances that caused these people to do what they did.
I think the trend of these events taking place at premiers of TDKR is to do with the extra attention they will receive from doing so, they know that TDKR is a heavily anticipated movie and with so many recent attacks happening at these premieres, they are almost guaranteed some sort of media coverage (whether that be TV, newspapers or internet articles).
CPBuff22 - 7/31/2012, 6:59 PM
@lunesta to be fair, there have been less TDKR related deaths in Mexico than in the United States.
Sabconth - 7/31/2012, 7:02 PM
This was just a misunderstanding, but plenty of other idiots have tried to create panic during TDKR by shouting "Everybody get down!" or things like that.

Trolls will always take advantage of these situations.
Sabconth - 7/31/2012, 7:05 PM

Thd fu** at that last comment?

Do you have an agenda against this film or something?

Cause it really feels like it.
darkjoker1 - 7/31/2012, 7:07 PM
lol this very funny and yes an idiot XD sounds like a troll who wanted to just have fun XD haha
CPBuff22 - 7/31/2012, 7:08 PM
@Sabconth I seen TDKR twice actually. Though I found it flawed and the weakest of the trilogy, I by no means condone the actions people are taking. But since no one else seems to be reporting anything negative to do with the film I figured I would be unbiased and do so.
rcapprotti - 7/31/2012, 7:18 PM
another nut job that just wants to get in the news.i wonder if people still don't think that the aurora shooting and the bad PR like this has not hurt TDKR
Sabconth - 7/31/2012, 7:22 PM

I'd say the Aurora shootings were fairly negative, as were the articles about what TDKR could've done better.

And your closing statement is pretty weird "Just another incident inexplicably related to The Dark Knight Rises Movie."???

There's nothing inexplicable about it. There was a shooting at a DKR premier and this guy unwittingly didn't understand how his action might be considered threatening in light of the tragedy.

And as for the Mexico gunmen wearing batman masks, I imagine they wore them simply because they were most readily available and easiest to find. Not because they were influenced by the film.

Far more interesting are the copycats police have prevented from carrying out other massacres. But even that has nothing to with the film and everything to do with their desire to become the next James Holmes

CPBuff22 - 7/31/2012, 7:46 PM
@Sabconth the gunmen in Mexico wore Batman masks while robbing theaters during Midnight showings of TDKR. Not any other super hero masks nor one of the huge number of lucha libre mask available all over Mexico. The robbery was directly linked to TDKR.

And its inexplicable that these things are happening in the third movie in a trilogy and no violent out breaks occurred during the first two films. Also this isn't the first superhero movie this year. Avengers & Amazing Spider-Man didn't see this kind of violence.

The fact that all these crazies are for some reason attracted to TDKR is what is inexplicable.

Can you honestly say you can easily find an explanation to the violence surrounding TDKR? Because if you didn't understand the word inexplicable means Difficult or impossible to explain or account for. So if you have an easy explanation as to what we can do to stop this violence please share it as it would help stop people from being hurt.
Anthrax - 7/31/2012, 7:57 PM
dipshit god damn man if only somebody could have knocked the bitch out
Supes17 - 7/31/2012, 7:58 PM
WHAT THE [frick]......

I hope your ass rots in prison
Supes17 - 7/31/2012, 7:59 PM
We need a real life superhero like Batman to beat some ass....
R888 - 7/31/2012, 8:02 PM
I hope man of steel doesn't have any of the shit
CPBuff22 - 7/31/2012, 8:29 PM
@R888 I hope none of the upcoming films from DC or Marvel have to deal with these crazies.
Supes17 - 7/31/2012, 8:31 PM
All I know is that James Holmes created many Bruce Waynes that night :(
Ancar - 7/31/2012, 8:31 PM
Oh, God, these marvelettes...
Sabconth - 7/31/2012, 9:03 PM

Imagine you're a robber who plans to steal from a film at this very date in time, which film do you decide to steal from?

Moonrise Kingdom or The Dark Knight Rises?

Obviously you'd pick the one with most attendees and is most popular with adults, that would mean TDKR.

They robbed from that showing because it was most packed, not because anything in the movie inspired them too.

So far only 1 crazy has emerged, James Holmes, and he was up to the eyeballs on vicodin. Maybe he was influenced by the Joker character maybe he wasn't, but all the other wannabe copycats are trying to emulate him, not the movie.

You make it sound like this film is the cause of an epidemic eruption of sudden widespread violence, it isn't.

A lone guy did a fu*ked up thing and that's all there has been so far. (Touch wood)

That alone is much too much, but if you think analysing the movie will provide an answer you're wrong.

I don't know how to stop future shootings like the one in Aurora or Columbine or Fort Hood, but I do know that since nothing has changed, more of these events are sadly going to probably be inevitable.
CPBuff22 - 7/31/2012, 9:30 PM
@Sabconth so what about the guy in Philadelphia who seen TDKR and then purchased a gun and was pulled over speeding and admitted he was on his way to kill his coworker? That guy wasn't crazy? And the ones who are getting kicks screaming shit out in the theater causing mass panic are not crazy? I'm not using the word saying they are medically insane. But you can't tell me people aren't acting like fools and causing others to be injured or killed.

And if I was going to rob a movie theater I would choose to rob the highest grossing movie of the year as it was breaking records left and right. But that didn't happen during Hunger Games or Avengers did it?

@dcjohnny is asking the question of why this has to happen at TDKR so obviously its inexplicable to him as well.
Sabconth - 7/31/2012, 9:53 PM

Of course people are acting like fools and trolls, but they're doing it because they enjoy pissing people off and find it funny, not because they're crazy.

The guy in philly who was on his way to kill his boss was obsessed by the colorado shooting, not the film.

@dcjohnny & @CPBuff22

Why do people panic and freak out if someone yells or does something suspicious at a Dark Knight Rises showing?

Oh gee I don't know.

Maybe it's because a nutjob shot up a theatre during a premier of the film less than 2 weeks ago and everyone is still on edge about being inside a cinema. So much in fact that 25% of people in a recent poll said they were too scared to even go to the movies.

These same things happened after Columbine and 9/11. People got startled by the slightest things shortly after those events and it's no different here too.

Everyone is jumpy at the theatre right now, it's just how it is.

The film is not to blame, the murderer James Holmes is.
CPBuff22 - 7/31/2012, 10:09 PM
@Sabconth first let me be clear in saying that I NEVER claimed the film was to blame. But I refuse to believe that you can blame every instance that has happened at TDKR on James Holmes.

These are not copycat crimes. No one else is shooting up theaters. Each crime being committed is unique on to its self. Those who become obsessed with a killer do so in a way to recreate their crime not commit a completely different crime. Its simple psychology.
thalidomide - 7/31/2012, 10:20 PM
lmao at this news.
Sabconth - 7/31/2012, 10:24 PM

Well okay, if the film isn't to blame and James Holmes' shooting isn't to blame, then what do you think is?
CPBuff22 - 7/31/2012, 10:30 PM
@Sabconth that is the intriguing & frustrating part. Why is so much violence including what James Holmes did attracted to this specific movie. I mean James Holmes didn't even see the entire movie and was in prison asking the guards how it ended. So it can't be content. That leaves very few things I can think of.

Is it something to do with Batman in general that causes this violence in some unstable minds? Could it be the amount of advertising for this film? I can honestly say I was tired of hearing about TDKR before Avengers came out. It graced Entertainment Weekly THREE TIMES before release. Or is it something else?

These are things I don't have an answer for but its an interesting situation to ponder.
UrbanKnight - 7/31/2012, 10:47 PM
Stop it morons! This is ridiculous. Cant even enjoy a movie!
DioFoRio - 7/31/2012, 11:54 PM
people ran so fast they ran outta their shoes
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