Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:03 PM
1monster (11,012 posts)
Once again, paranoia reigns...
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EPIC Theatres of St. Augustine evacuated in weapon scare; it was only a man with a sandwich
Posted: December 27, 2012 - 4:37pm
A report of a man tucking a shotgun under his coat Thursday afternoon at EPIC Theatres of St. Augustine turned out to be nothing more than a moviegoer taking a sandwich into the theater.
The short-lived scare was still enough to force St. Johns County Sheriff’s deputies to temporarily evacuate the theater off State Road 207 as they searched for the suspect. Deputies responded because a customer called to report that a man in the theater parking lot had stuffed a shotgun into his coat before entering the building.
Cpl. Catherine Payne of the Sheriff’s Office was on scene and said that deputies detained and questioned the man suspected of having a gun. But they quickly determined that he was just “a guy with a sandwich,” and he was let back into the theater with the rest of the other patrons.
“We’re definitely glad it ended without incident,” Payne said.
a couple of paragraphs more at the link...
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Once again, paranoia reigns... (Original post)
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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:10 PM
Warpy (92,279 posts)
1. Uh, "reiGns."
OK, OK, I'll take off the pedant's cap now. It's just a mistake a lot of otherwise literate DUers make, you aren't being singled out.
"Reins" are what you hold when you're riding a horse.
"Reigns" means holds all the power, as in kings, aristocrats, and stinkin' thinkin' like paranoia.
The paranoia in the OP is nothing new. I remember 20 or so years ago, somebody in Bethel, AK was arrested for packing a salami under his coat.