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.

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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.

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

Sheriff’s officials describe the suspects as black males.

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