Last month, during a screening of this year’s IT movie, a man in Shelton, Connecticut shot himself in the leg.
Theo Thomopoulos, 51, was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, second-degree reckless endangerment and breach of peace. Per a report from The Hour:
On Friday, Sept. 8, at 11:10 p.m. police were called to the Bow Tie Royale Theatre at 542 Westport Ave. on a report of a shooting inside the cinema. The theater was evacuated and bystanders told arriving officers that the individual was still inside, where Norwalk Fire Department personnel were treating Thomopoulos for a gunshot wound. He was then taken by paramedics to Norwalk Hospital. Thomopoulos told police that while he was watching the movie, he accidentally pulled the trigger on his gun and shot himself in the leg.
The report goes on to state that police confiscated his weapon and obtained a warrant for his arrest. He eventually turned himself in, and his case is still pending.
It’s a pretty silly and scary story, but one that is good based on the fact that no one was hurt.
The story doesn’t seem to be scaring away potential customers, as the IT movie keeps breaking all kinds of Box Office records, including just recently becoming the first horror film to ever gross $300 million domestically.
Still, that hasn’t stopped Burger King from going at the film. First, their Russian division tried to get the movie banned based on the fact that Pennywise the Clown looks like Ronald McDonald, and then more recently, their Germany division hijacked a recent screening of the film and placed an ad at the end of it that said you should never trust a clown.
IT is currently playing in theaters everywhere.
As these crazy stories keep coming, we’ll do our best to keep you posted on them. In the meantime, be sure to tell us what you think of all this in the comment section!