Day By Day

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Local Hero

A true cinephile:

A South Philadelphia man enraged because a father and son were talking during a Christmas showing of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button took care of the situation when he pulled a .380-caliber gun and shot the father, police said. ....

After exchanging words, Vanore said Cialella allegedly got out of his seat to confront the family when the father got up to protect them. That's when the victim was shot once in the left arm, sending others in the theatre running to safety.

Cialella then sat down to watch the movie. Police arrived a short time later and arrested Cialella and confiscated his weapon, Vanore said.

That's the South Philly way. I mean, who hasn't wanted to shoot a talker during a film. Down there they actually do it.

Read about the incident here.