This, by far, is the weirdest story of the week. I don’t think it could ever get better than this, especially with such completely different accounts of what happened!
When 21-year-old Yong Hyun Kim went to see TITANIC 3D with his girlfriend, he ran into a bit of an issue: a group of noisy kids behind him.
According to Kim, the group was talking, throwing popcorn at him and running up and down the aisle. He first asked to them to quiet down, but they just laughed in his face.
Kim reportedly “got so mad” that he stepped over a seat and punched the 10-year-old boy (whom he thought was an adult…?!?) square in the face. (what, he was concerned he’d miss the ending?!?)
But wait, it gets better…
The boy, identified in the police report as KJJ, had a completely different account, saying that while he was talking with his three friends, they all quieted down when Kim asked.
But then a small whisper from him to one of his friends set Kim off, causing him to throw an iced drink at them, throw the fist, and say something to the effect of “You know what, I paid a lot of money to see this.”
Either way, the group went to the lobby and called police. The boy lost a tooth and got a bloody nose, and Kim was arrested and spent a night in jail, charged with second-degree assault.
If convicted, Kim could be sentenced to three to nine months in jail. He will be arraigned May 31.
Oh, and in his defense…I went to see TITANIC 3D twice in theaters…and that Billy Zane can really get your blood boiling…