Saturday, May 11, 2013

Stupid theater manager hires "gunmen" to storm theater as promo stunt

I really would not have thought that anyone could be that stupid, but Capital 8 Theaters manager Bob Wilkins proved to the world that he could.

Movie theater publicity stunt triggers officers to respond to active shooter situation

Aside from the fact that police wound up responding to what they thought was a real active shooter situation, just imagine what could have happened if an off-duty officer or a citizen with a concealed handgun had decided to take action against what he or she perceived to be a real gunman. Truth be told, I always take my pistol to the movies, especially in the wake of that Aurora, Colorado shooting, and I'd hate to think that I might have shot an actor or two...but such things are indeed within the realm of possibility when people as thoughtless as Bob Wilkins are allowed to make decisions.

6 comments:

  1. Good thing it wasn't in NY, he would be locked away for 30 to life.

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  2. I posted to link to your "Saturday Man Movie" only to get a link to "Stupid Man Movie".

    I understand the point, but still not smart.

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  3. I'm torn on this one. Looks to me like they were attempting to promote "Iron Man 3" (yeah...the guy in the bright red Iron Man suit helped clue me in). Its a movie promo, and all the guns carried by the guys in costume have bright orange rings on the barrel. Clearly plastic. I see no problem with doing this.

    The thing I have issues with is, according to the article, at least one of the costumed dude/dudettes walked around and/or came in through the front door. Insanely stupid. Have them get into costume INSIDE, in the employee breakroom. Have them stand around the lobby IN A GROUP....again, if the very obvious Iron Man suit didn't clue everyone in that it was a movie promo, then said person has no business being out of their padded room.

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  4. Unreal.
    Akin to the morons on OR who did that in a grade school.
    Just asking for it.

    gfa

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  5. Close shave on the Darwin Awards for this one...

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