Man Shoots Himself Watching 'Watchmen'

April 7, 2009


It goes without saying that there's nothing funny about someone shooting themselves. But that said, when such a tragic action is committed during the viewing of a three-hour film, it could be interpreted as the most scathing review possible:

A man shot himself to death in a Eugene movie theater just after midnight Monday morning.

Police say about 10 patrons were in an auditorium at Regal Cinemas watching the movie “Watchmen.” About midway through the film some of the moviegoers told the manager they heard a “popping” noise like a gunshot. A 24-year-old man was found in the rear of the auditorium with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police say the man shot himself and was dead when they arrived.

The patron closest to the man was sitting two rows away.

(Thanks, Soop.)

Well, now we know the cut-off distance for not responding to a nearby gunshot: two theater rows.

Man shoots himself during "Watchmen" movie [KMTR]

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