Moviegoer Tells Woman to Stop Talking on Cell Phone, Gets Stabbed in the Neck

Scott Weber, NBC, March 10. 2010

The stabbing occurred last Saturday at the Cinemark 22

A woman talking on a cell phone during a movie didn’t take to kindly to being ‘shushed’ by another moviegoer. Or at least her boyfriend didn’t.

In a drama that turned more lively than the one on screen, the boyfriend allegedly attacked and stabbed the ‘shusher’ in the neck. With a meat thermometer.


According to Sheriff’s officials, the suspects were described as black males. One man was wearing an orange hat with an orange jersey and the other man was dressed in a black hooded sweatshirt.

There was no word on why the man had a meat thermometer in a movie theater.

A man is recovering from being stabbed in the neck with a meat thermometer after asking a woman to silence her cell phone in a movie theater, a sheriff’s department official said.

The stabbing occurred Saturday at the Cinemark 22 theater at 2600 West Avenue I in Lancaster, according to Detective Richard Cartmill of the Lancaster sheriff’s station.

The theater was packed for a 9 p.m. Saturday screening of the Martin Scorsese horror movie ‘Shutter Island’ when the victim complained about a woman near him who was using a cellphone during the show.

She and two men with her left the movie theater.

Two men returned a few minutes later and stabbed the victim, said sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore.


Two other people who attempted to help the victim were also injured in the altercation.

Sheriff’s officials describe the suspects as black males.



Share This

We welcome comments that add information or perspective, and we encourage polite debate. If you log in with a social media account, your comment should appear immediately. If you prefer to remain anonymous, you may comment as a guest, using a name and an e-mail address of convenience. Your comment will be moderated.

Comments are closed.