The man, who told police he thought the person he hit was a grownman, was watching "Titanic" in 3-D with his girlfriend and had asked the people sitting behind toquiet down and stop throwing popcorn, but they laughed at him, hesaid. "I got so mad that it just happened," Yong Hyun Kim, 21,told police who arrested him the night of April 11 at the AMC Kent Station 14, in Kent,Wash., a south Seattle suburb. Related: Are you a Helicopter Parent? Take our quiz! The 10-year-old lost a tooth and had a bloody nose in theconfrontation. Mr. |
Kim spent a night in the Kent city jail and appeared April 12in King County District Court and was released, said county prosecutor'sspokesman Dan Donohoe. Kim was charged May 16 with second-degree assault. If convicted, hecould be sentenced to three to nine months in jail, Mr. Donohoesaid Tuesday.
The Auburn man will be arraigned May 31 at the Regional JusticeCenter in Kent. A phone number for Kim could not be found, and it's unclear whetherhe has a lawyer. The boy, identified in the police report as KJJ, was at the theaterwith three friends. They met police in the lobby. They said theywere watching the movie and talking when Kim told them to be quiet.They quieted down, but KJJ says when he whispered something, Kimjumped over the seat, threw an iced drink at them and punched KJJin the face.
Kim said something to the effect of "You know what, I paid alot of money to see this movie," the police report said. Kim told police the boys' behavior was worse than talking. He saysthey were hitting him and his girlfriend with popcorn, running backand forth in the aisle and bumping him with their arms. "At one point Yong stepped over the seats and confronted thesubjects behind him," the police report says. "Yong saidhe was talking to the subjects when they started laughing at him.Yong said he became so angry and swung his arm at one of thesubjects and hit him in the face." A manager at the theater referred a request for comment to acorporate spokesman.
Related: Are you a Helicopter Parent? Take our quiz! "We strongly encourage guests to be respectful of their fellowmoviegoers, and to report any disturbance to an AMC associate, sothat we may handle it directly," AMC Theatres spokesman Ryan Noonan said in a statement. "The safety andsecurity of our guests and associates is important to us, and wewant everyone to enjoy the moviegoing experience." Mr. Noonan said the theater's management told him no one hadcomplained about audience behavior prior to the incident.
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