Movie Fan Killed for Eating Popcorn Too Loudly

Gunman goes round the bend during Black Swan
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 21, 2011 2:35 AM CST
Movie Fan Killed for Eating Popcorn too Loudly
The altercation erupted at a showing of "The Black Swan."   (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight, Niko Tavernise)

Don't mess with Black Swan fans. A moviegoer was shot dead in Latvia on Saturday night for eating popcorn too loudly during the film, according to witnesses. A 27-year-old Latvian was busted in the fatal shooting of the 42-year-old victim. The conflict erupted as the credits rolled, reports the Telegraph. (Click for another tale of movie-theater violence.)

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